高牟(takamu) represents the origin of this shrine.
牟 means 鉾 (a pike). 高 is a modifier
There were Owari Mononbe Family's weapons stores in this place long long time ago.
Takamu Shrine was founded in 131and Takamusubi-no-kami and Kamimusubi-no-kami were enshrined.
The first shrine building was built in 865 and then Hondawake-no-mikoto was also enshrined.
|View from the front gate||Motokoi (元古井/lit. Origin old well)
Koi古井 is the same pronunciation with Koi 恋 (love).
Takamusubi-no-kami and Kamimusubi-no-kami are deities of Musubi/Musuhi (産霊)
Musubi means to Musubu (掬ぶ/to scoop water with both hands and drink).
By the eyes of faith, it meant to take spirit in our body.
In ancient time, there was an abundance of clean water around here
In the shrine precincts, there is a well, that water hauled out of it was presented to
the newborn baby Empelor Ojin to give its first bath praying for its longevity.
That spring water was called "Koi no shimizu 古井の清水" and the town's name "Motokoi-cho元古井町" derives from that.
.We can still get water
|元古井発祥之地||The well is behind the small fountain.||Well|
|-||People bring bottles of water back to their home||-|
|Main shrine||-||Red Torii gate|
Musu came from Umusu(産むす) /"U" was dropped out. It means "arise naturaly".
Hi (bi) means spirit or spiritual work..
So, in Shintoism
Oct. 14: Shinto ritual
Oct. 15: Festival
1-4-18 Imaike, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya
Get off at Chikusa Sta. on the Higashiyama Subway Line.
Take exit 4.
Walk 5 min. to the southeast.