Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine

Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine (上色見熊野座神社, Kamishikimi Kumano-imasu-jinja) is a Shinto Shrine in Takamori, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. This shrine is famous for being the setting of a popular anime and manga comic Hotarubi no Mori e.

The history of this shrine is unknown. It is said that the shrine started to offer ritual service in 14th century. According to local legend, Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine is dedicated to the creator gods Izanagi-no-Mikoto and Izanami-no-Mikoto from Japanese mythology.[1][2]

The original shrine was burned down by the flames of war in 16th century and current shrine was rebuilt in 1722. The shrine is believed to bring good luck in marriage.[1]

^ a b "熊本県阿蘇のパワースポット 「上色見熊野座神社」で幻想世界へ (2019年3月15日)". エキサイトニュース (in Japanese). 15 March 2019. ^ "心洗われる絶景! 全国の美しい神社6選 | ガジェット通信 GetNews". ガジェット通信 GetNews (in Japanese). 17 August 2020.
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