Gochikokubunji Temple

Gochikokubunji Temple

Gochikokubunji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Niigata prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Dainichi Nyorai ( Mahavairocana, the chief deity in Esoteric Buddhism ).

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Name Gochikokubunji Temple
"五智国分寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3-20-21, Gochi, Joetsu-shi, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県上越市五智3-20-21" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Jyoetsu I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 025-543-3069

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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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