Kora Taisha Shrine

Kora Taisha Shrine is a prestigious, and the largest shrine in the region as the first shrine in Chikugo. It is an Engishiki-nai Myojin Taisha (a shrine dedicated to specific gods under the Engishiki Code), and one of the former second-ranked, larger shrines. Its dedicated god, Kora Tamatare no Mikoto, is said to have been bestowed the highest rank by the Imperial Court. Its sanctuary was built in 400 A.D. (First Year of Emperor Richu) for the first time while older ritual sites remain in a mountain. Kora Taisha Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Kyushu, and used to be honored as a mausoleum of Kyushu. It is especially deeply worshiped by people in the Chikugo and Hizen Areas. Worshipers are famously thought to be blessed with warding off bad luck and prolonging life. The current sanctuary is designated as a significant cultural asset by the government, and is one of the largest sanctuaries in Kyushu. Kora Taisha Shrine is also well-known as a Government-Designated Historical Landmark, Korasan Kogoishi in a mountain.

About the building: Government-Designated Significant Cultural Asset; Built in 1660 (Manji 3)

Address 839-0851 1 Miimachi, Kurume City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:0942-43-4893 
Area Chikugo Area
Genre Shrines and Temples (History and Culture)

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