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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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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