Ashikagaise Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"足利伊勢神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||2-3-1, Isecho, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県足利市伊勢町２－３－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||15-minute drive from the Ashikaga I.C. on the Kita-Kanto 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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