Aso Jinja
   A shrine at the foot of the volcanic Mt Aso, Kumamoto, housing three kami (the deified son and two grandsons of emperor Jimmu) in separate honden. The yao-yorozu-no-kami are also enshrined collectively in the shrine. The rice-transplanting festival (mi-ta-ue) is held on July 28th Each year a statue of hime-miko-no-kami is carved from a tree, kept in the honden with her husband, the third kami kuni-tatsu-no-kami, and for six successive days taken away silently at night to the house of one of the hereditary priests where offerings are made. There is an oku-miya of the shrine at the summit of Mt. Aso.

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