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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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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