Chichibu Shrine

Chichibu Shrine

Chichibu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenominakanushi no Mikoto ( the god of creation ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). It is designated as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.This shrine is famous for its gorgeous festival, called Chichibu Yomatsuri.

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Name Chichibu Shrine
"秩父神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-3, Banbamachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県秩父市番場町1-3" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 40-minute drive from the Hanazono I.C. on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0494-22-0262

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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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