Tsuma Shrine (都萬神社)
"A 10-minute drive or three kilometers from the Saito Interchange on the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway. Dedicated to the princess goddess Konohanasakuya-hime-no-Mikoto, the shrine's name appears in ancient ""Shoku Nihon Koki"" Japanese history text, as well as in the register of shrines in the ancient ""Engishiki"" law book. According to legend, Ninigi-no-Mikoto fell in love with the princess at first site and held a wedding ceremony, thus becoming known as a god of love and marriage, while the princess safely gave birth to triplets and in turn became known as a goddess of safe childbirth and childrearing. During the Koisai Festival held on July 7th, the wedding ceremony is recreated in an unusual ritual which has been conducted continuously for around five hundred years."
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