In Japan, there are what are believed to be the most important shrines in a given province. In the Hoki area, the Shitori shrine is the areas most important shrine, and visiting this shrine is said to be able to grant the power of an easy childbirth. Long ago it is believed that Okuninushi Nomikoto’s (The god of nation-building) daughter came to this area from Izumo. Also, the name of the shrine came from the area’s chief industry at the time Shizu weaving. On the first of May, the shrine holds it’s annual festival.
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