Hankouji Temple

Hankouji Temple

Hankouji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Sanpouson ( mandala ).

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Name Hankouji Temple
"飯高寺(飯高檀林跡)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1789, Iidaka, Sosa-shi, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県匝瑳市飯高1789" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Yokoshiba-Hikari I.C. on the Choshi Renraku Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3313-6241

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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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