Makata Shrine

Makata Shrine

Makata Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Wakumusubi no Kami ( the god of grain and sericulture ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Makata Shrine
"麻賀多神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Daikata, Narita-shi, Chiba , Japan
"千葉県成田市台方1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Sakura I.C. on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0476-28-5736

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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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