Erinji Temple

Erinji Temple

Erinji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Yamanashi prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ).

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Name Erinji Temple
"恵林寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2280, Enzanoyashiki, Kousyu-shi, Yamanashi, Japan
"山梨県甲州市塩山小屋敷2280" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Katsunuma I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0553-33-3011

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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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