Ikushimatarushima Shrine

Ikushimatarushima Shrine

Ikushimatarushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ikushima Ohkami ( the great god of land ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Ikushimatarushima Shrine
"生島足島神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 701, Shimonogo, Ueda-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県上田市下之郷中池西701" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 25-minute drive from the Ueda-Sugadaira I.C. on the Jyoshin-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0268-38-2755

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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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