Takekoma Shrine, Iwanuma

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The Takekoma Inari Shrine is a Shintō shrine in the city of Iwanuma in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It is considered one of the three main shrines dedicated to the kami Inari, and claims to be the second-oldest Inari shrine in Japan. It was also referred to as the Takekoma MyojinInari's traditional festival day is the first horse day (the sixth day) of the second month of the lunisolar calendar; in recent years, the shrine has celebrated the event on a Sunday in February or early March. This festival is estimated to draw a quarter-million attendees.The shrine is also home to a horsemanship museum.Enshrined ''kami''The primary kami of Takekoma Inari Shrine is Ukanomitama, traditionally identified as with Inari, and associated with agriculture, especially rice production. Secondary kami include Uke Mochi, the goddess of food, and Wakumusubi, the god of the five cereals. There are also several smaller subsidiary shrines within the shrine grounds.
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  • We were in Iwanuma to celebrate our son's wedding at this shrine. Few words can describe the overall experience of celebrating a traditional Japanese wedding at one of the most stunning shrines in...  more »
  • Beautiful shrine in the centre of Iwanuma. Packed on holidays and for special family events, but serene at other times.  more »
  • Nice shrine in the middle of Iwanuma. It is meant to be one of the top 3 Inari shrines. Nice to walk around
  • I visited for the first time, but surrounded by houses, the people who worship when entering the precincts there is only referred to as the Japan three great Inari is a space encompassed in silence without interruption is in this takekoma Inari shrine the Divine Mind drifts as it approaches. God Kamui in the respect of men, people get the happiness in Kamui, the shrine that is dignified and godlike, I want to come again.
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