Aso Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Takeiwatatsu no Mikoto ( the god of Mt. Aso ). 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.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"阿蘇神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||3083, Ichinomiyamachimiyaji, Aso-shi, Kumamoto, Japan
"熊本県阿蘇市一の宮町宮地３０８３" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||60-minute drive from the Kumamoto I.C. on the Kyushu 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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