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|Gassan Shrine (月山神社, Gassan jinja)|
|Geographic coordinates||38°32′49″N140°01′33″E / 38.5469°N 140.0258°E Coordinates: 38°32′49″N140°01′33″E / 38.5469°N 140.0258°E|
|Glossary of Shinto|
Gassan Shrine (月山神社, Gassan jinja) is a Shinto shrine on Mount Gassan in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. It was formerly a national shrine of the first rank (国幣大社, kokuhei taisha) in the Modern system of ranked Shinto Shrines. The main kami enshrined here is Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto (月読命). It was established in 593.
The shrine's main festival is held annually on August 14.
The Three Mountains of Dewa refer to the three sacred mountains of Mount Haguro, Mount Gassan and Mount Yudono, which are clustered together in the ancient province of Dewa. Holy to the Japanese Shinto religion and especially the mountain ascetic cult of Shugendo, Dewa Sanzan are a popular pilgrimage site visited by many, including famed haiku poet Matsuo Bashō.
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