558 Itakiso, Wakayama City
The enshrined deity at Itakiso-jinja Shrine is Itakeru-no-mikoto, a God of Wood. The legend in Japanese mythology says that he covered the whole country with trees. The shrine is surrounded by lots of trees today. The people in lumbering industry often come to visit Itakiso-jinja Shrine to pray for their business and safety. It is also believed that the action of going through a big tree fork would protect people against dangers and bad luck. This area is also famous for bamboo plants.