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Ameku Shrine

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The main hall at Ameku Shrine
  • Established: 15th century
  • Other Names: 天久聖現寺 (Ameku seigen ji)
  • Japanese: 天久宮 (Ameku guu)

Ameku Shrine is a Kumano shrine located in the Tomari neighborhood of Naha, and associated with the neighboring Buddhist temple Seigen-ji. It is counted as one of the eight shrines of Ryûkyû (琉球八社, Ryûkyû hassha).

The shrine is said to have been established sometime around 1465 to 1487, and is dedicated to Izanami-no-mikoto, along with two other deities. It was moved to its current location in 1734.[1]

Though destroyed in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945, it was rebuilt in 1972.

References

  • "Amekugû." Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia 沖縄コンパクト事典. Ryukyu Shimpo, 1 March 2003.
  • Plaques at Tomari Port.
  1. Gallery labels at Tamaudun.[1]

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