Hiyoshitaisha Shrine

Hiyoshitaisha Shrine

Hiyoshitaisha Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Ohnamuchi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Hiyoshitaisha Shrine
"日吉大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 5-1-1, Sakamoto, Otsu-shi, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県大津市坂本5-1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Kyoto-Higashi I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 077-578-0009

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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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