Asakusa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Sanjya Gongen ( Hinokuma Hamanari, Hinokuma Takenari and Haji no Nakatomo - legendary figures ). This shrine is famous for its lively festival, called Sanja Matsuri.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"浅草神社（三社様）" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||3-1 Asakusa 2-chome, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都台東区浅草２丁目３－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Komagata I.C. on the Shuto Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
Shimenawa (標縄・注連縄・七五三縄, "enclosing rope") are lengths of laid rice straw or hemp rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion. They can vary in diameter from a few centimetres to several metres, and are often seen festooned with shide. A space bound by shimenawa often indicates a sacred or pure space, such as that of a Shinto shrine.
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