Kota Shrine

Kota Shrine

Kota Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Niigata prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Okuninushi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ). 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 Kota Shrine
"居多神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 6-1-11, Gochi, Joetsu-shi, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県上越市五智6-1-11" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Jyoetsu I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 025-543-4354

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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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