Kibitsu Shrine

Kibitsu Shrine

Kibitsu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Okayama prefecture in Chugoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Kibitsuhiko no Mikoto ( the son of Emperor Korei, one of the four General Commanders ). 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 Kibitsu Shrine
"吉備津神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 931, Kibitsu, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama, Japan
"岡山県岡山市北区吉備津931" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Kibi Smart I.C. on the Sanyo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 086-287-4111


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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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