Said to have been established in 610, Mefu-jinja is such an old shrine that there is mention of it in the Engishiki (an ancient book on laws and customs compiled in the 10th century). This shrine is dedicated to Shitateruhime, a deity of clothing, food, wealth, and marriage. There’s a legend that when the local villagers were suffering from starvation and cold, she taught them how to plant rice, spin thread out of hemp, and weave fabric. The villagers became rich thanks to her advice and dedicated the shrine to her.
History, culture (Shrines)
|Address||1-1 Mefuyamate-chō, Takarazuka Directions|
|Access||5 min. walk from Hankyu Mefu-jinja Station|
|Parking||No parking available|
|Wi-Fi||No free Wi-Fi access on premises|
|Foreign language assistance||