Osaka’s oldest power spot
Engishiki Meishin Taisha is said to have started by enshrining Ikushima God and Tarushima God in Ishiyamazaki (near the present Osaka Castle).
It was burnt down during the Ishiyama Battle in 1580, but was relocated to its current location when Hideyoshi Toyotomi built Osaka Castle in 1583.
The main shrine was built two years after the relocation. The only architectural style in Japan called “Nagare-zukuri” has been adopted.
The current main shrine is a concrete copper plate roof that was rebuilt after the war, but it seems to convey the remains of the Momoyama period.
Every year on June 30th, there is a “Great Shrine Ceremony” to pay for disasters and illnesses, on July 11th and 12th, “Ikutama Summer Festival”, on August 11th and 12th, “Osaka Takigi Noh”, and in September. On the 1st Sunday and the day before, the “Hikohachi Festival” is held in honor of Hikohachi Yonezawa, the founder of Kamigata Rakugo, and is crowded with many worshipers.
I introduced it briefly, but when you actually come to the site, you can experience the history and tradition more concretely with the locals.
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