Kumanohongu Shrine

Kumanohongu Shrine

Kumanohongu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Ketsumimiko no Okami ( the god of wood ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Name Kumanohongu Shrine
"熊野本宮大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1100, Honguuchohonguu, Tanabe-shi, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県田辺市本宮町本宮1100" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 60-minute drive from the Nanki-Tanabe I.C. on the Hanwa Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0735-42-0009

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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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