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.
- Official website (Japanese only): http://www.tagataisya.or.jp/
- Address: 604 Taga, Inukami District, Shiga 522-0341