Okitsushima-jinja Shrine (奥津嶋神社)

Okitsushima-jinja Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Okishima-cho, Omi Hachiman City, Shiga Prefecture. It is said that it was built in 712. It is a Myojin Taisha Shrine listed in Engishiki (one of the earliest extant written records of imperial court etiquette compiled in the Engi era) laws. It was a prefectural shrine in the old classification of shrines.

The enshrined deity

Okitsushimanohime no Mikoto

The crest for the shrine

sasa-rindo (bamboo grass and gentians)


Reisai (regular festival)

It is held on May 8.

The shrines in the precincts

Itsukushima-jinja Shrine

Yamagami-jinja Shrine

Cultural properties and others

Shaki (history of the shrine) (in 1525)

Benzaiten (a female deity)-ki (book) (in 1734)

[Original Japanese]