Amatsu Shrine

Amatsu Shrine

Amatsu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Toyama prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Hikohohodemi no Mikoto ( the god of mountain ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Amatsu Shrine
"天津神社・奴奈川神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-3-34, Ichinomiya, Itoigawa-shi, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県糸魚川市一の宮1丁目3番34号" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Itoigawa I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0255-52-0036

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O-fuda

O-fuda (御札 or お札 o-fuda) is a type of household amulet or talisman, issued by a Shinto shrine, hung in the house for protection, a gofu (護符). It may also be called shinpu (神符). It is made by inscribing the name of a kami and the name of the Shinto shrine or of a representative of the kami on a strip of paper, wood, cloth, or metal.

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