Cultural Asset Data
|Name||Arata Ooji Shrine|
|Address||705 Aza Arata, Kinakami-higashi, Nishiki-cho, Kumano-gun, Kumamoto|
|Mapcode||195 836 326*63|
|Contact||0966-38-4450（Nishiki Town Board of Education）|
This shrine is said to have been built in the late Edo period (1603-1868) and is dedicated to the spirit of a powerful family, Hirakawaemon Yoshitaka. There is a story that Hirakawaemon Yoshitaka got rid of the insects in the village.