Kotonomamahachiman Shrine

Kotonomamahachiman Shrine

Kotonomamahachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shizuoka prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Kotomachi Hime no Mikoto ( the goddess ruling the miraculous power of language ). 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 Kotonomamahachiman Shrine
"事任八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 642, Yasaka, Kakegawa-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
"静岡県掛川市八坂642" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 2-minute drive from the Yasaka I.C. on the National Route 1 Kakegawa By-pass.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0537-27-1690

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Torii

A torii (鳥居, literally bird abode) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to sacred.

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