Hirano Jinja

Deities
Imaki Oh Kami
Kudo Oh Kami
Furuaki Oh Kami
Hime Oh Kami

These deities were recorded in "Shoku Nihongi" ,"Nippon Koki", "Montoku tennno Jitusuroku",the Hirano shrine were called "Hirano's God of oven".
So,Hirano shrine was the God of Imperial kitchen oven. Moreover, the name of Imaki is origin of "Ima-ke",Kudo is origin of "Kudo(old name of oven)" and Furu-aki means "Shake his spirit and vitalized".
Therefore, these names are symbolized of ceremony of "kamuImake"or"On kamado Sai",old imperial Shinto ceremonies for recovery of life power of the emperor and royal families.

Establishment:794A.D removed from Tamura, Nara Imperial Palace by the Emperor Kanmu.

Short History
Old Imperial ceremony codes "Konin shiki" and "Engi shiki",the established of Heian period, the Hirano shrine was selected high class of 22 Imperial Palace guardian shrines.And in the "Montoku Tenno Jitusuroku", the Hirano shrine was called "Hirano Jingu". "Jingu" was the title of high class Shrine of the Japan by the Emperor.
In the Heian period(1467-1477)wasted the Hirano shrine. But the shrine was rebuilted in 1628 by Heishi clan noble Nishinotoin Tokiyoshi. In1871, the Emperor Meiji ordered the Hirano shrine to the "Kanpei Taisha" (Big shrine holder by the Imperial Japan).

Buildings
The shrine buildings are called "Hirano zukuri" or "Hiyoku kasuga zukuri". Two pairs of Kasuga Jinja style shrine.

Sakura flower garden
In 985 A.D, the Emperor Kazan gave an order to plant this garden with a lot of cherry trees. Through the Edo Period(1603-1867), the cherry garden of the Hirano shrine was popular festival place of spring season Kyoto. Today,about 500cherry trees are planted in the garden.

Access
Hiranomiyamotocho Kita-Ku Kyoto-City 603-8322
Japan

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