Katori Shrine

Katori Shrine

Katori Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Futsunushi no Mikoto ( the god of military?arts ). 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.

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Name Katori Shrine
"香取神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1697, Katori, Katori-shi, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県香取市香取1697" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Sawara-Katori I.C. on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0478-57-3211

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O-fuda

O-fuda (御札 or お札 o-fuda) is a type of household amulet or talisman, issued by a Shinto shrine, hung in the house for protection, a gofu (護符). It may also be called shinpu (神符). It is made by inscribing the name of a kami and the name of the Shinto shrine or of a representative of the kami on a strip of paper, wood, cloth, or metal.

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