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Kumano Hongu Taisha熊野本宮大社

Kumano Hongu Taisha
Hongu Hongu Town Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture [MAP 2-A]

Formerly called "Kumanonimasu-jinja", this shrine deifies Ketsumikonokami. Although since the foundation of the ancient times this shrine had been located on the sandbank of the Kumano River, after the flood of 1889, the surviving upper three buildings of four shrines were relocated and rebuilt at the present place.

Kyushachi Oyunohara

Still, a stone base survives at the Kyushachi Oyunohara, where the shrine buildings were located, and has been repaired as a ground base. At the center of the base, small stone shrines that deify the lost four center shrine buildings, and four lower shrine buildings stand.

A distant view of the former site of Hongu shrine, Oyunohara

Nationally Designated Cultural Properties

Historic Site Kumano Sanzan (Kumano Hongu Taisha precincts, Kumano Hongu Taisha old shrine site, Oyunohara)
Important Cultural Property Three main halls of Kumano Hongu Taisha Shrine (attached: two Munefuda)

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