Mochizuri Temple

Mochizuri Temple

Mochizuri Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Fukushima prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Sho Kannon ( Aryavalokitesvara ). This temple is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Mochizuri Temple
"文知摺観音" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 70, Yamaguchi, Fukushima-shi, Fukushima, Japan
"福島県福島市山口文字摺70" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the fukushima-nishi I.C. on the tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 024-535-1471

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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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