Chokaisanomonoimi Shrine

Chokaisanomonoimi Shrine

Chokaisanomonoimi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Akita prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Oomonoimi no Ookami ( the great god of the volcano Chokai ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Chokaisanomonoimi Shrine
"鳥海山大物忌神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Fukura, Yuza-machi, Akumi-gun, Yamagata, Japan
"山形県飽海郡遊佐町吹浦字布倉1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 25-minute drive from the Sakai-Minato I.C. on the Nihonkai-Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0234-77-2301

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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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