Ishikiri-Tsurugiya Shrine 0

Ishikiri Tsurugiya Shrine was founded approximately 2700 years ago, when the deities, Umashimade-no-mikoto constructed a shrine housed the spirit of his father, Nigihayahi-no-mikoto in Miyayama on Mt. Ikoma. This shrine is dedicated to two ancestor deities of an ancient powerful family named Mononobe.

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The shrine was included in the Engishiki, a compilation of the laws and customs of Japan compiled in 927 the late Heian period, as a shrine approved by the imperial court. Despite the various changes that have taken place since then, the shrine has continued religious rituals without interruption for almost 2700 years. Two ancestor deities of an ancient powerful family are enshrined here. The name of the shrine, "Ishikiri-Tsurugiya," (stone-cutting sword-arrow) refers to the great power of the deities ,which cut through solid rock.Affectionately called "Ishikiri-san" and "the deities of tumors," the deity here is said to heal tumors. Ishikiri-Tsurugiya has also earned national fame for its Ohyakudo-mairi (100 pray), in which worshipers walk back and forth between the "Ohyakudo Ishi" stones and the main shrine.

  • address

    1-1-1 Higashiishikiricho, Higashiosaka-shi, Osaka, 579-8011
  • transport

    15-minute walk from Ishikiri Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line
    7-minute walk from Shin-Ishikiri Station on the Kintetsu Higashi Osaka Line
  • prices

    Free admission
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  • Religious Festival

    April 15th to April 16th - Shunki taisai(Great Spring Festival)
    August 3rd to August 4th -Kaki taisai(Great Summer Festival)
    October 21th to October 22th- Shuki taisai(Great Autumn Festival)
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