Kaiseizan Shrine

Kaiseizan Shrine

Kaiseizan Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukushima prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ).

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Name Kaiseizan Shrine
"開成山大神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-38 Kaisei 3-chome, Koriyama-shi, Fukushima, Japan
"福島県郡山市開成3丁目1-38" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Koriyama I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 024-932-1521

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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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