Shrines and TemplesEdit
Naminoue Shrine was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of the Ryukyu Islands. In 1890, the shrine was recognized in the system of State Shinto. It is among the ranked, nationally significant shrines or Kanpei-shōsha (官幣小社) which includes five sanctuaries.
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- List of Kankokuheisha (官国幣社), p. 3; retrieved 2012-8-26.
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