Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Hiroshima prefecture in Chugoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Munakata Sanjyoshin ( three goddesses of Munakata, guardians of sea voyage ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Itsukushima Shrine
"厳島神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
"広島県廿日市市宮島町1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute ferry rude from Miyajimaguchi pier.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0829-44-2020

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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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