Enshrines: Ooyamatsuminomikoto and Tsumihayaekotoshironushinokami as Mishima Daimyojin.
Reitaisai: August 16 according to the legend of Minamoto no Yoritomo.
The nature of Japan had been always difficult for human to survive. Since ancient times, the Japanese have lived on grains, especially rice that is much inclined to depend on the right climate. Therefore, even a little change of climate has had a great influence on the lives of the Japanese people.
In ancient times people looked a the beauty of nature with admiration and held it in awe. As a result of belief in it and gratitude for it, the gods of Japan were formed in the hearts of the ancient Japanese people. To live together and in peace in a limited land, the Japanese dedicated a shrine to gods and never forgot the spirits of social solidarity, that is, unity makes the society stronger. So the grand shrine of Mishima is dedicated to bless the village people with a rich harvest and a big catch.
Mishima Shrine is located in the most northern extremity of Plains of Tagata, and since the Nara era, has been an imortant position of Tokaido.
Mikoshi Matsuri : July 15.
Reitaisai : August 15, 16.
Yabusame: August 17.
... built in 1866.
Official Web: http://www.mishimataisha.or.jp/