Chojayamashinra Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aomori prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to MINAMOTO no Yoshimitsu ( a Minamoto clan samurai in the Heian Period ). It is designated as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.This shrine is famous for its gorgeous festival, called Hachinohe Matsuri.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"長者山新羅神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1-6-10, Choja, Hachinohe-shi, Aomori, Japan
"青森県八戸市長者１－６－１０" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||15-minute drive from the Hachinohe I.C. on the Hachinohe 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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