Jingu and the Gods

Amaterasu Omikami, the ancestor of the Emperor of Japan used to be worship together with sacred mirror in the Imperial palace. However, due to an epidemic and severe famine that occurred during the era of the 10th emperor, the sacred mirror was shifted outside of the palace to a special place by the banks of Isuzugawa River, which is currently the main sanctuary of Kotaijingu (Naiku). During the ruling of the 21st emperor, another revelation from Amaterasu Omikami prompted the shift of Toyouke no Omikami, the provider of sacred foods and the guardian of industry and food, to Geku. Every 20 years, Amaterasu-Omikami and the other deities are relocated to

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