The Grand Narukami Shrine is a religious organization that worships the Electro Archon and leads the Narukami people's faith. The shrine is located on Mt. Yougou, Inazuma. It was revealed in the Version 1.5 Special Program.
Yae Miko is the head of the Shrine and is considered the most experienced member. According to Archon Chapter II, Act III, the use of military force is not permitted around the areas of the Grand Narukami Shrine as it dishonors the Shogun herself, thus the shrine is not under the jurisdiction of the Shogunate but still under the authority of the Electro Archon whom the shrine worships.
The Shrine has several responsibilities which includes assisting visitors who come to the shrine to pray to the Electro Archon, protecting the Sacred Sakura and the Thunder Sakura, as well as performing rituals and ceremonial affairs, such as the Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual. According to Inagi Hotomi, many of the visitors pray for the Sakoku Decree to be lifted as it has caused them economic hardship.
The Grand Narukami Shrine was built before the Archon War and Hakushin served as its first attendant. Around 500 years ago, the shrine was led by Kitsune Saiguu and the Great Tengu, the Chieftain of the Yougou Tengu. The shrine priestess Asase Hibiki and the tengu Teruyo also dwelt there for a time. Asase Hibiki took over the shrine after Saiguu's death, but ultimately moved back to the Asase Shrine during Ako Domeki's rebellion.
The sacred tree that protects Inazuma towers proudly over the Grand Narukami Shrine. Its offshoots can be found all over the land.
In the past, the Inazumans believed that the Sacred Sakura would cleanse the land of its impurity through the Thunder Sakura, defending the safety of earth and water alike.
The Sacred Sakura bestows Electrograna as its envoys to travelers that it favors, helping them to conquer adversity.Grand Narukami Shrine: Sacred Sakura World Map description
Most shrine maidens across Inazuma (excluding Watatsumi Island) are trained at the Grand Narukami Shrine, and are ultimately affiliated with the Grand Shrine above all others. Their tending to personal shrines has to do with keeping the shrines aligned with the Grand Narukami Shrine.
500 years ago