About Taga Taisha(多賀大社

Taga Taisha, nestled in the heart of Shiga Prefecture's Inukami District, is a revered shrine known affectionately as 'Otaga-san.'

It is dedicated to the ancestral deity, the parent deity of Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess enshrined at Ise Grand Shrine.

Taga Taisha and Ise Grand Shrine share a divine parent-child relationship.

One of the remarkable treasures associated with Taga Taisha is the 'Otaga Shaku,' a ladle-like utensil.

Its fame stems from an ancient legend, where Emperor Moromichi, suffering from an illness, was miraculously cured when the shrine's priest presented him with a bowl of strong rice porridge and a ladle made from the branches of a Japanese cherry tree.

Taga Taisha stands as a testament to the rich history and spiritual heritage of Shiga Prefecture.

It is a place where devotees come to pray for health and longevity, guided by the enduring traditions and legends that have shaped its legacy.


The blessings of Taga Taisha 


  • Health: The shrine is renowned for its divine influence in promoting well-being and warding off ailments.
  • Longevity: Visitors seek the shrine's blessings for a long and prosperous life.


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