日本酒を語る

Talk about sake

2018.01.29

Knowledge

Let’s go to sake-associated shrines (Chugoku/Shikok/Kyushu areas)

Deities of sake live everywhere.


◆Saka-jinja Shrine (Izumo City, Shimane prefecure)
In the records of geography, history, culture and folklore of the Izumo province called “Izumo no kuni fudoki” , there is a description of sake brewing which tells that Saka Shrine is the birthplace of sake brewing and all the deities of Japan came to Izumo in October to enjoy sake at the shrine.

◆Ōyamazumi-jinja Shrine (Ōmishima Island, Ehime Prifecture)
Dedicated to a deity of sake named Ōyamazumi (or Ōyamatsumi), and also his daughters Konohanasakuya-hime and Iwanaga-hime.

◆Kiyama-jinja Shrine (Sakaide city, Kagawa prefecture)
Dedicated to Kamikushinomiko, who commands sake brewing.

◆Anumami-jinja Shrine (Matsuyama City, Ehime prefecture)
As located in Misake, Matsuyama City, it is also called Misake Shrine.

◆Asamine-jinja Shrine (Kochi city, Kochi prefecture)
Dedicated to Konohanasakuya-hime. A place where Ninigi and Konohanasakuya-hime had a wedding ceremony arranged by a go-between for the first time in Japan.

◆Tsuma-jinja Shrine (Saito city, Miyazaki prefecture)
Dedicated to Konohanasakuya-hime. It is believed by sake brewers that sake becomes good when using water coming from the body of a deity.


Shrine holds the Doburoku Festival and the chief priest brews sake even now.
Shrine holds the Doburoku Festival and the chief priest brews sake even now.