Mt. Asuwa in Fukui city, there is a Shinto Shrine in which Keitai Emperor
built. It is the Shinto shrine with more than 1500-year old
First of all,
the Asuwa Shinto Shrine had been revered and respected by the hereditary
"Shogun" and generals. Besides, this Shinto Asuwa shrine is
documented in old books such as "Nihonshoki", "Kojiki" and
@The Shinto Asuwa Shrine
sacred to gods. The title of gods were given by successive emperors. Although
the festivals have been continued for a long time, an anuanl ritual called
"Chinkonsai saikou-no-gi" has been honored by Uta-Emperor.
@In the Shrine, 41 staff
(Shinto priest) have been serving until Edo period. However, the manor in the
Asuwa Shinto shrine was declined and the territory was shrunk because of the
civil wars. Afterwards, Katsuie Shibata and the Matsudarira family who had
revered thoroughly the shrine, contributed to retain it. Since then, the grand
festival came to be held in this Shinto Shrine every 50 years.
the Asuwa Shinto shrine was burnt down entirely in Great War in 1900s despite
of being specified for the national treasure with the treasure warehouse.(It's
referred in the book of "Omiyadokoro" that Ninko Emperor wrote in
1350 and the another one called "Omiyadokoro-no-mitama" that Komei
Emperor wrote in 1830.) The building of The Asuwa Shinto Shrine has experienced
the war in 1945, the M7.1 earthquake in 1948 and so on but it was rebuilt in
any case and became a present state in 1959. Then, an establishment ceremony
for 1500-year-old was held in 1976.