Shisoshin Okamoto Jinja, Otaki Jinja Sensanbyakunen Taisai / Goshinki 紙祖神 岡太神社・大瀧神社 壱千参百年大祭・御神忌 Fukui (May)
The Goka region of Echizen City is the production area of Echizen Washi paper. The shrine is dedicated to Kawakami Gozen, who brought prosperity to this region, and is revered as the guardian of the paper industry throughout the country. The year 2018 marks the 1300th anniversary of the founding of Otaki Temple, which preceded the shrine, by Taicho Daishi, and a large matsuri will be held. At that time, a reading of the eight scrolls of the Lotus Sutra of Buddhism will be offered. It has deep significance in that it transmits the fusion of Shintoism and Buddhism to the present day.
Okamoto Jinja and Otaki Jinja, Otaki-cho, Echizen City, Fukui
Approx. 20 min. by taxi from JR Takefu station.
Approx. 10 min. from Takefu interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.