Izumo Taisha

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Shimane Izumo Taisha | God of Marriage and Relationships

Shimane Izumo Taisha | God of Marriage and Relationships

Izumo Taisha, also known as Izumo Grand Shrine, is one of Japan's oldest and most important shrines. Although the exact year of construction is unclear, there is evidence that the shrine was present since the early 700s according to historic artifacts. It is said that Okuninushi no Okami, the creator of Japan, is enshrined at Izumo Taisha. Okuninushi no Okami is also known as the god of marriage and good relationships. For this reason many couples and partners visit Izumo Taisha and clap their hands four times rather than the ordinary two claps, twice for themselves and twice for their partners, or partner they wish to be with.

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