Kanda Shrine

Kanda Shrine

Kanda Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ohnamuchi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ). This shrine is famous for its lively festival, called Kanda Matsuri.

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Name Kanda Shrine
"神田明神(神田神社)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 16-2 Sotokanda 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都千代田区外神田2丁目16-2" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute walk from JR Ochanomizu Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3254-0753

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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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