Tsubaki Grand Shrine

Tsubaki Grand Shrine

Infobox Shinto shrine
name = Tsubaki Grand Shrine

width =
caption = Tsubaki Grand Shrine's "haiden"
type =
dedication = Sarutahiko-no-Ōkami
founded = 300
closed =
founder =
priest = Yukiyasu Yamamoto
address = 1871 Otabi, Yamamotochō
Suzuka, Mie 519-0315
phone = 059-371-1515
website = http://www.tsubaki.or.jp/

nihongo|Tsubaki Grand Shrine|椿大神社|Tsubaki Ōkami Yashiro is a Shinto shrine in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, Japan. Tsubaki is the principal shrine of the deity Sarutahiko-no-Ōkami and one of Japan's oldest shrines. Sarutahiko no Ōkami's wife Ame-no-Uzume is also enshrined at the jinja.

The shrine has been in the care of the Yamamoto family for 97 generations. The 95th generation guardian priest was Rev. Yukiteru Yamamoto, the 96th generation priest was Rev. Yukitaka Yamamoto, and the 97th generation priest is Rev. Yukiyasu Yamamoto.

External links

* [http://www.csuchico.edu/~gwilliams/tsa/Kami_no_Michi_ToC.html Kami no Michi: The Way of the Kami] -- The Life And Thought of a Shinto Priest, by Guji Yukitaka Yamamoto (96th priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine)

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