Chojayamashinra Shrine

Chojayamashinra Shrine

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.

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Name Chojayamashinra Shrine
"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
Telephone 0178-22-1769

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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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