Encyclopedia of Shinto
詳細表示 (Complete Article)
|カテゴリー1：||2. Kami (Deities)|
|カテゴリー2：||Kami in Classic Texts|
|Text||[Waka ukanome no mikoto] (Engi shiki)
The object of worship (saijin) of the Hirose Shrine, known as Hirose no ōmikami, and revered as a tutelary of foodstuffs. The Hirose Ōimi no Matsuri, an official court rite invoking the maturation of crops, was held at the Hirose ni masu Wakaukanome no Mikoto Shrine (listed in Engishiki's Jinmyōchō for the Hirose District of Yamato Province). According to the Jingiryō, the ritual was observed in the fourth and ninth months (the fourth day of the fourth and seventh months according to Engishiki). The litany (norito) recorded in Engishiki likewise indicates that the kami was tutelary of the meals taken by the emperor.