Futarasan Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ohnamuchi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ). It was a shrine occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.This shrine is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"日光二荒山神社本社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||2307, Sannai, Nikkou-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県日光市山内２３０７" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||5-minute drive from the Nikko I.C. on the Nikko-Utsunomiya Road.|
|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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