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  • 4 BCE
    Traditional founding date of the Ise Grand Shrine in honour of the Shinto goddess Amaterasu.
  • 478 CE
    The founding of the Toyouke shrine at the Shinto Ise Grand Shrine in Japan.
  • 593 CE
    The traditional foundation date of the Shinto Itsukushima Shrine.
  • 711 CE
    The Fushimi Inari shrine, dedicated to the Shinto rice god Inari, is founded near Kyoto.
  • 712 CE
    The Kojiki is written, a collection of oral myths forming the basis of the Shinto religion.
  • 713 CE
    The Japanese Fudoki are composed and record local kami and associated legends.
  • 720 CE
    The Nihon Shoki is written, a collection of oral myths forming the basis of the Shinto religion.
  • 725 CE
    The Usa shrine is founded in northern Kyushu and dedicated to the Shinto god Hachiman.
  • c. 759 CE
    The Manyoshu or 'Collection of 10,000 Leaves' is written, an important Shinto source and classic of Japanese poetry.
  • 768 CE
    Official founding date of the Kasuga Taisha Shinto shrine at Nara, Japan.
  • 794 CE
    Emperor Kammu builds the Shinto Herano shrine at Heiankyo (Kyoto).
  • 806 CE
    The Shinto shrine of Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha is built on Mount Fuji.
  • c. 807 CE
    Imibe-no-Hironari writes the Kogoshui, a collection of oral myths forming the basis of the Shinto religion.
  • 811 CE
    The probable historical date for the foundation of the Shinto Itsukushima Shrine.
  • 845 CE - 903 CE
    Life of the deified scholar and court official Sugawara no Michizane, aka Tenjin.
  • 859 CE
    The Iwashimizu shrine is built and dedicated to the Shinto god Hachiman in Heiankyo (Kyoto).
  • 937 CE
    The Shinto god Hachiman is officially recognised as a bodhisattva.
  • 947 CE
    The Tenmangu Kitano shrine is founded in honour of Sugawara no Michizane, aka Tenjin.
  • 987 CE
    Sugawara no Michizane is officially deified and given the title Tenjin.
  • 1046 CE
    Yorinobu claims Hachiman patron god and founder of the Minamoto clan in Japan.
  • 1135 CE
    The Wakamiya Jinja shrine is founded at Kasuga Taisha, Nara, Japan.
  • 1149 CE
    The Dainichiji temple is built near the peak of Mount Fuji by Matsudai Shonin.
  • 1168 CE
    Taira no Kiyomori significantly remodels the Itsukushima Shrine.
  • 1191 CE
    The Shinto Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine is moved from Yuinogo to Kamakura, Japan by Minamoto no Yoritomo.
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