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The Grand Narukami Shrine is located at the peak of Mt. Yougou and is the largest shrine in Inazuma, guarding the Sacred Sakura. It is the largest shrine in Inazuma and provides much-needed comfort and peace to the people of Inazuma in these unsettling times.
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

The Grand Narukami Shrine (Japanese: 鳴神大社 Narukami Ooyashiro) is a subarea of Narukami Island, Inazuma, and a religious organization that worships the Electro Archon and leads the Narukami people's faith. The shrine is located at the peak of Mt. Yougou. 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] Around 500 years ago, the shrine was led by Kitsune Saiguu and the Great Tengu, the Chieftain of the Yougou Tengu.[4][5] 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.

Features

Domains

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Points of Interest

Name Description Image
Sacred Sakura The sacred tree that protects Inazuma towers proudly over the Grand Narukami Shrine. Its offshoots can be found all over the land. Sacred Sakura.png

NPCs

Lore

Shrine Maidens

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

Present

Trivia

Etymology

  • Narukami (lit. "Roaring God") is a synonym for the thunder deity Raijin in Shinto and may refer to the Raiden Shogun in this case. See Narukami Island#Trivia for details.
  • The shrine is most probably based on several important Shinto shrines in Japan.
    • Jinguu (informally the Ise Grand Shrine): the holiest shrine in Shinto, whose goddess is the chief of heavenly deities. It has been worshipped by the Imperial House of Japan. The goddess and the emperors probably inspired the Raiden Shogun, whose constellation in the English version means the "Shadow Empress" in Latin. In addition, its high priestesses were known as saiguu, who likely inspired the Kitsune Saiguu in this game.
    • Izumo Grand Shrine: the second holiest shrine in Shinto, whose god is the chief of terrestrial deities. It is also the most sacred Shinto shrine whose official name includes the term "Grand Shrine." In addition, the Japanese version of the game uses the wording Ooyashiro (Japanese: 大社) for "Grand ... Shrine," which is specific to this shrine (other grand shrines usually read the kanji 大社 as taisha).
    • Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine: a shrine dedicated to the agricultural deity Inari. Inari and their divine foxes often appear as fox goddesses in folklore, who likely inspired kitsune characters in this game, such as the Kitsune Saiguu and Yae Miko. The shrine is also famous for the row of red torii gates, which is featured in the in-game shrine.
    • Sengen Grand Shrine: a pair of shrines located nearby and on Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan. Its primary deity is the goddess of sakura trees. The geography and the Sacred Sakura of the in-game shrine may be partially inspired by this shrine.
  • See also Inazuma/Design#Culture and Geography for an official interview about the design.

Soundtracks

No Soundtracks play in Grand Narukami Shrine.

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Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English Grand Narukami Shrine
Chinese
(Simplified)
鸣神大社
Míngshén Dàshè
Chinese reading of Japanese name
Chinese
(Traditional)
鳴神大社
Míngshén Dàshè
Japanese なるかみおおやしろ
Narukami Ooyashiro[6]
Thunder God Grand Shrine
Korean 나루카미 다이샤
Narukami Daisya
Narukami Taisha
Spanish Gran Santuario NarukamiGrand Narukami Sanctuary
French Sanctuaire de NarukamiSanctuary of Narukami
Russian Великий храм Наруками
Velikiy khram Narukami
Great Narukami Temple
Thai Grand Narukami Shrine
Vietnamese Đền NarukamiNarukami Shrine
German Großer Narukami-SchreinGrand Narukami Shrine
Indonesian Grand Narukami Shrine
Portuguese Grande Santuário NarukamiGreat Narukami Sanctuary

Change History

Released in Version 2.0

References

  1. Archon Quest, Chapter II, Act I: The Immovable God and the Eternal Euthymia
  2. Archon Quest, Chapter II, Act III, Part 4: The Servant's Path
  3. Book Collection: New Chronicles of the Six Kitsune
  4. Artifact Set: Shimenawa's Reminiscence
  5. Artifact Set: Emblem of Severed Fate
  6. Archon Quest, Chapter II, Act I, Part 7: A Swordmaster's Path Is Paved With Broken Blades (Japanese Voice-Overs)

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