Kawata-jinja Shrine (Minakuchi-cho, Koga City) (川田神社 (甲賀市水口町))

Kawata-jinja Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Minakuchi-cho, Koga City, Shiga Prefecture. It is said that the shrine was established in the reign of Emperor Suinin. It is a Myojin-taisha Shrine listed in Engishiki (an ancient book for codes and procedures on national rites and prayers). The shrine was given a shinkai (ranks granted to shinto deity) of Shoichii (Senior First Rank) in 1726. It is the soja (representative shrine in the area) of Kuratasho (Kurata area). It was listed as a sonsha (a village shrine) in 1876, a gosha (a regional shrine) in 1884 and promoted to a kensha (a prefectural shrine) in 1936.

The enshrined deities

Amenoyukawatana no mikoto

Amenokawatana no mikoto


Amenokoyane no mikoto

Onamuchi no mikoto

The crest for the shrine

Sagarifuji crest

Festivals

Reisai (regular festival)

It is held on April 25.

Yoya Archery festival in ancient style

Shrines in the precincts

Tenman-gu Shrine