Shimogamo Shrine

Kamo Mioya Shrine (Shimogamo Shrine)Kamo-mioya jinjaKamomioya-jinjaShimogamoShimogamo areaShimogamo JinjaShimogamo-jinja shrine
Shimogamo Shrine in Japanese, is the common name of an important Shinto sanctuary in the Shimogamo district of Kyoto city's Sakyō ward.wikipedia
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Kyoto

KyōtoKyoto, JapanKyoto City
Shimogamo Shrine in Japanese, is the common name of an important Shinto sanctuary in the Shimogamo district of Kyoto city's Sakyō ward.
Ample archaeological evidence suggests human settlement in Kyoto began as early as the Paleolithic period, although not much published material is retained about human activity in the area before the 6th century, around which time the Shimogamo Shrine is believed to have been established.

Kamigamo Shrine

Kamigamo JinjaKamo-wakeikazuchi jinjaKamowakeikazuchi Shrine
The term Kamo-jinja in Japanese is a general reference to Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine, the traditionally linked Kamo shrines of Kyoto; Shimogamo is the older of the pair, being believed to be 100 years older than Kamigamo, and dating to the 6th century, centuries before Kyoto became the capital of Japan (794, see Heian-kyō).
The term Kamo-jinja in Japanese is a general reference to Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine, the traditionally linked Kamo shrines of Kyoto.

Kamo Shrine

KamoKamo-''jinjaKamigamo Shrine
The term Kamo-jinja in Japanese is a general reference to Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine, the traditionally linked Kamo shrines of Kyoto; Shimogamo is the older of the pair, being believed to be 100 years older than Kamigamo, and dating to the 6th century, centuries before Kyoto became the capital of Japan (794, see Heian-kyō).
The more commonly used name for Kamo-mioya jinja is the Shimogamo jinja or Shimogamo Shrine, also called the Lower Shrine.

Yamashiro Province

YamashiroJōshūYamashiro no kuni
Shimogamo, along with the Kamigamo Shrine, was designated as one of two chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) for the former Yamashiro Province.
The Kamo Shrines -- the Kamigamo Shrine in the Kita ward of Kyoto and the Shimogamo Shrine in Sakyō ward -- were designated as the two chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of Yamashiro province.

Tadasu no Mori

Tadasu-no-mori
The name also refers to the ambit of shrine's nearby woods, which are vestiges of the primeval forest of Tadasu no Mori.
The term Kamo-jinja in Japanese is a general reference to Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine, the traditionally linked Kamo shrines of Kyoto.

Kamo no Chōmei

Chōmei
The writer of Hōjōki, Kamo no Chōmei, was the second son of one of the head priests of the shrine, Kamo no Nagatsugu .
Born with the name Kamo no Nagaakira, he was the second son of Kamo no Nagatsugu, sho-negi or superintendent, of the Lower Kamo (Shimogamo) shrine.

Modern system of ranked Shinto shrines

ranked, nationally significant shrinesKokuhei ChūshaKanpei-taisha
Modern system of ranked Shinto Shrines

Hōjōki

An Account of My HutHojoki
The writer of Hōjōki, Kamo no Chōmei, was the second son of one of the head priests of the shrine, Kamo no Nagatsugu .
Shimogamo Shrine (a model of the Hut described in Hōjōki is located in Kawai Jinja section of the shrine. )

Aoi Matsuri

AoiAoi FestivalKamo no Matsuri
It is a festival of the two Kamo shrines in the north of the city, Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine.

Shinto

ShintōShinto-derivedFolk Shinto
Shimogamo Shrine in Japanese, is the common name of an important Shinto sanctuary in the Shimogamo district of Kyoto city's Sakyō ward.

Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)

Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyotoand monument of Ancient KyotoHistoric remnants
It is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan and is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
It is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan and is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

World Heritage Site

World HeritageUNESCO World Heritage SiteWorld Heritage List
It is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan and is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Heian-kyō

HeianHeian capitalthe capital
The term Kamo-jinja in Japanese is a general reference to Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine, the traditionally linked Kamo shrines of Kyoto; Shimogamo is the older of the pair, being believed to be 100 years older than Kamigamo, and dating to the 6th century, centuries before Kyoto became the capital of Japan (794, see Heian-kyō).

Kami

godsdeitygod
The jinja name identifies the Kamo family of kami or deities who are venerated.

Kamo clan

In addition, the shrine name references the area's early inhabitants, the Kamo clan, many of whom continue to live near the shrine their ancestors traditionally served.

Heian period

Japan (Heian period)HeianHeian-period
The shrine became the object of Imperial patronage during the early Heian period.

Ichinomiya

ninomiyasecondary shrineprimary shrine
Shimogamo, along with the Kamigamo Shrine, was designated as one of two chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) for the former Yamashiro Province.

Emperor Murakami

Murakamicurrent emperor
In 965, Emperor Murakami ordered that Imperial messengers were sent to report important events to Japan's guardian kami, including Kamo-Tamayori-hime and Kamo-Taketsune.

Enryaku

Enryaku 13Enryaku 21Enryaku 4
794 (Enryaku 13): Emperor Kanmu came as part of a grand progress.

Emperor Kanmu

KanmuEmperor Kanmu’sKammu
794 (Enryaku 13): Emperor Kanmu came as part of a grand progress.

Tengyō

Tengyo Era
942 (Tengyō 5, 29th day of the 4th month): Emperor Suzaku visited to offer thanks for restoration of peace.

Emperor Suzaku

SuzakuCloistered Emperor Suzaku
942 (Tengyō 5, 29th day of the 4th month): Emperor Suzaku visited to offer thanks for restoration of peace.