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Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region

The site has been registered on the World heritage in 2017, 
and consist of the following.

  

・Okinoshima, Okitsu-miya Munakata Taisha
・Okitsu-miya Yohaisyo in Oshima island
・Nakatsu-miya, Munakata Taisha in Oshima island
・Hatsu-miya, Munakata Taisha
・Shimbaru-Nuyama Mounded Tomb Group
  

The sacred island of Okinoshima, situated between the Japanese 
archipelago and the Korean peninsula, has long attracted the devotion 
of the local population in the Munakata region, who possessed advanced 
nautical skills. Large-scale rituals utilizing an enormous quantity of 
precious votive offerings were conducted on the island to pray for safe 
ocean voyages from the 4th to the 9th centuries, a period of more than 500 
years during which overseas exchange occurred frequently in East Asia.  
Ritual sites bearing witness to the successive phases of ancient rituals that 
chronicle the formation of indigenous beliefs in Japan have survived to the 
present almost intact, because the island of Okinoshima, as an object of 
worship, has been protected by established taboos strictly limiting access 
to the island.


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