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Aizujinjashi
Report on the Shrines of Aizu. One fascicle (kan). A shrine report compiled by Hattori Ankyū (1619-81) an official of the Aizu domain, at the command of the daimyo (feudal lord) Hoshina Masayuki (1611-73). Completed in the tenth lunar month of 1672, it is a compilation of two hundred sixty-eight shrines of traceable lineage within the four counties under Aizu control. Masayuki was a devout follower of Shintō, and this report laid the groundwork for the destruction of heterodox shrines (inshi) and the reorganization of smaller shrines into larger entities. The restoration of a large number of shrines also occurred as a result. Aside from Ankyū, such figures as Yamazaki Ansai, Hayashi Gahō, his son Hōkō, and Yoshikawa Koretari also contributed Forewords and Afterwords. Included in Jingi zensho, vol. 4 (Kōten Kōkyūjo, 1908).

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