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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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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