Imperial-festival shrines. The name given to fifteen prestigious shrines which are entitled to receive visits from imperial messengers (choku-shi) at festivals which are therefore classified as choku-sai. The shrines are Ise Jingu, Kamo-wake-ikazuchi-jinja, Kamo-mi-oya-jinja, Iwashimizu-hachiman-gu, Kasuga-taisha, Hikawa-jinja, Atsuta-jinja, Izumo taisha, Kashiwara-jinja, Meiji-jingu, Katori-jingu, Omi-jingu, Kashima-jingu, Yasukuni-jinja, Usa Hachiman-gu and Kashii-gu. In the post-war period these visits are actually carried out by the president (tori) of the Jinja Honcho in place of the imperial messenger. See kenpeishi.

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  • Chokusai-sha — Chokusaisha (jap. 勅祭社; vollständiger Titel: 勅使参向の神社, chokushi sankō no jinja) sind Shintō Schreine, die ein Anrecht auf einen Chokushi (勅使), einen besonderen Abgesandten des Tennō zu besonders wichtigen Festen, haben. Zu den Schreinen, die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Atsuta jingu —    A major chokusai sha shrine in Nagoya, nowadays popular for hatsu mode visits. Among the enshrined kami is the sacred sword, ame no muraku mono tsurugi or kusanagi no tsurugi, one of the three imperial regalia (sanshu no shinki). The shrine… …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

  • Chokushi —    An imperial messenger who conveys the Emperor s greetings at chokusai sha shrine festivals …   A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

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