Oyamazumi Shrine is located on Omishima, the largest island of the Geiyo Islands. The island lies in the center of the Seto Islands National Park and is surrounded by islands of various sizes. Omishima is in the northernmost part of Ehime Prefecture and lies almost at the center of the Seto Inland Sea. Oyamazumi-jinja Shrine serves as a place of worship for sun goddess Amaterasu’s elder brother, Oyamazumi no Okami — a god of mountains, oceans, warfare and travel as described in the books of the Kojiki and the Nihonshoki
A National Treasure A set of Red Silk Armor with Large Sleeves
(Donated by Minamoto no Yoshitsune)
Important cultural property The sword Yamaganezukuri Raden SayanoTachi Koshirae(Donated by Hojo Tokimune)
Important cultural property Naginata unsheathed(Donated by Musashibo Benkei)
Oyamazumi Shrine, the guardian deity shrine of Japan
In the center of the ground, there is a enshrined sacred camphor tree that is said to be about 2,600 years old. The camphor tree in the shrine was designated as a national natural monument in 1951 as the camphor tree is part of Japan's oldest primeval forest.
The shrine name stone (Dainippon Sochinju Oyamazumi Shrine) was written by Hirobumi Ito, the first Prime Minister of Japan on March 22 1907 to commemorate his visit to the shrine. In the old days, the Murakami Kaizoku and other warlords of the sea gathered to show their faith at the shrine. Both Mr. Kono and Mr. Murakami Kurushima used the divine crest of Oyamazumi Shrine, "Three characters on the folds" as their family crest.
The mystery of the Oyamazumi Shrine
Which military commanders are said to have donated the armors displayed at the
Oyamazumi Shrine Treasure Museum? (Yoritomo Minamoto, Yoshitsune Minamoto,
A. Minamoto no Yoritomo and Kiso Yoshinaka
B. Minamoto no Yoritomo and Minamoto no Yoshitsune
C. All of them.
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User guide of Oyamadumi shrine
|Address||3327 Miyaura, Omishima-cho, Imabari-shi, Ehime Prefecture|
|Opening time||Sunrise to 5:00 p.m.
God talisman awarding place (talisman, amulet, goshuin) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Prayer reception 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|God talisman awarding place||(talisman, amulet, goshuin) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Prayer reception||9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Parking||13 cars can be parked next to the torii gate.
In addition, the Omishima wisteria park parking lot can also be used.