Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Atsuta no Ookami ( the god represented by the sacred sword Kusanagi no Tsurugi, one of the three sacred treasures that symbolize the Imperial throne ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Atsuta Shrine
"熱田神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Jinguu, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
"愛知県名古屋市熱田区神宮一丁目1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 3-minute walk from JR Atsuta Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 052-671-4151

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Shimenawa

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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