|Gassan Shrine(月山神社Gassan jinja)|
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. It was established in 593.
Shinto or kami-no-michi is the traditional religion of Japan that focuses on ritual practices to be carried out diligently to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past.
Mount Gassan is the highest of the Three Mountains of Dewa in the ancient province of Dewa. The Gassan Shrine stands at the mountain's summit, 1984 meters above sea level.
Yamagata Prefecture is a prefecture located in the Tōhoku region of Japan. Its capital is Yamagata.
The shrine's main festival is held annually on August 14.
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