Ise-Jingu Shrine is at the core of sightseeing in Ise, Mie Prefecture. It is simply referred to as Jingu (the Shrine) as an official name, and the Sun Goddess Amaterasu O-mikami is enshrined there. Over seven million worshippers visit the shrine every year. The Outer Shrine is sacred to Toyouke-no-O-mikami.
Among the countless sacred places all over Japan, Ise Jingu is special. This is where the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami, the supreme deity in the Shinto pantheon and the mythological ancestor of the Imperial Family, is enshrined. Consequently, Ise Jingu (or simply Jingu, as the official name is) is the holiest site in the whole country.
In Ryobu Shinto , Amaterasu Omikami , the enshrined deity of Ise-naiku ( inner shrine) , is the Dainichi nyorai of Garbhadhatsu , a Brahma-Deva , and a juniten ( twelve deities ) , while Toyouke no Omikami of Ise-geku ( outer shrine ) is the Dainichi nyorai of Vajradhatsu , a Brahma-Deva , and a juniten .
For Japanese people, they will go to shrine and pray. There are approximately 80,000 shrines in Japan, ISE JINGU is known as the center of shrines; this place has 125 shrines surround it. Amaterasu-Omikami (Known as one the supreme god in Japan) resides in the inner shrine of ISE JINGU.
The Sacred Meoto Iwa in Ise. Meoto Iwa (夫婦岩), also known as “Married Couple Rocks” can be found in Futami Town, Ise City in Mie Prefecture . It’s actually not far from the Grand Ise Shrine, so you can visit both in one day. The big rope that ties the rocks together is called “shimenawa” (注連縄).
| Nakajima, Ise-shi, Mie, Miyagawacho grounds (the neighborhood of Watarai bridge) Miya River bank park The Miyakawa bank is known a famous place for viewing cherry blossoms. It was called “Sakura no Watashi” in the Edo period, and there are cherry trees that have been planted since the Meiji period as well.
In Japanese, the word okage means thankfulness and yokocho means a kind of side street. The word oharai means purification. Starting in the Japanese Edo period (1603 to 1867), the town of Ise was a destination for countless numbers of pilgrims from across the country wanting to pay their respects at Ise Jingu.
I went to Saiku Historical Museum in Mie prefecture last Tuesday on 19 th. What’s Saiku? Saiku is the palace of Saio, who was also called “Itsuki-no-himemiko”. What’s Saio then? Saio was unmarried Emperor’s daughter who served at the Grand Shrine of Ise (Ise Jingu), which is the most important shrine for Japanese Shinto.
He is considered the ancestor of the Ujitoko clan in Ise, and the central object of worship (saijin) at the Sarutahiko Shrine located in Ise. During the Tokugawa period, he was also adopted as the "ancestor of the teaching" in the school of Suika Shinto.
Tsukiyominomiya is a shrine located inside the Ise Grand Shrine in Ise, Mie Prefecture. It is unknown when it was originally built but there are records of its existence as early as the year 804. Ise Grand Shrine is actually divided into two major shrines; the inner Koutai Shrine (the "Naiku")and the outer Toyouke Shrine (the "Geku").