Kokuou Shrine

Kokuou Shrine

Kokuou Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to TAIRA no Masakado ( a famous Samurai worriers who had conquered eight provinces in Kanto ).

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Name Kokuou Shrine
"國王神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 951, Iwai, Bando-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県坂東市岩井951" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Bando I.C. on the Ken-O Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0297-35-2395

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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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