Chairman, the Association of Jinja-Search system
Professor of historiography
Our study section builds shrine search system contributing to shrine world and is the organization for the purpose of devising measures of the Shinto enlightenment while maintenance does this, and carrying it out.
I think that "shrine" is a place "feeling" Japanese gods.
There are none to have you feel it unless I have you really come.
However, in shrine said to be more than 80,000, there are just a few Shinto shrines which many people visit.
What should even one do to have people visit shrine to most?
When I talked by the class of the graduate school, an idea, "the system which I could search according to a place,
an enshrined deity, the interest including the event easily was necessary" was started, and this study sectional meeting began, "then I would do it".
At first I built a search system of Mie and, under KOGAKKAN UNIVERSITY, the Mie Shrine agency, the cooperation of Google Corporation,
appealed to shrine agency of each prefecture for the participation in this system afterwards.
As a result, shrine agency to express participation hope, and to offer data offer to appeared, and Shimane, Okayama, Tochigi, Nara, data entry of Yamaguchi were finished currently.
I continue the appeal to each prefecture Shinto shrine agency and want to aim at completing the input of the data of all metropolis and districts in future.
At the same time, I suggest a various inflection method of this system.
Furthermore, I think that I want to push forward various plans in conjunction with this system in cooperation with "a history of shrine meeting for the study".
Please expect it.