Goddess of the rice storehouse, Mishine-no-mikura

At Ise Jingu, the Mishine-no-mikura is of the ancient “Yuiitsu-Shimmei-Zukuri” style. The storehouse for the Goddess that is rebuilt every twenty years.


Mishine-no-mikura is Goddess “Rice Storehouse”

The Kannamesai harvest festival rites performed in relation to the sacred paddies (shinden no gi) of the Ise Shrines end once the ripe rice ears have been harvested and stored in the Mishine-no-mikura grainery.

Source references:

Ise-shima National Park http://www.amateras.com/trip/japan/iseshima/jingu-e.h by William H.Coaldrake

Kannamesai(Grand Shrines of Ise) – the Encyclopedia of Shinto

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