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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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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