This area was where the Kifune shrine was originally built, and enshrines the same deity as the main hall, the deity of water and rain. According to shrine legend, the shrine was founded when, in the early fifth century AD, the deity Tamayori Hime (the mother of legendary first emperor, Jinmu) sailed up the river from Osaka bay in an amber-coloured boat, landed here, and founded a small shrine here to venerate the god of water. The “boat-stone”, which relates back to this legsnd, is found within its precincts, and it is said that if you take back with you one of the small stones piled on it, You will be safe at sea.
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Keywords:Japan, Kibune, Kyoto, Oku-no Miya shrine, Tamayori Hime