Myosenji Temple

Myosenji Temple

Myosenji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Niigata prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ).

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Name Myosenji Temple
"妙宣寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 29, Abutsubo, Sado-shi, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県佐渡市阿仏坊29" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 35 minutes by taxi from Ryotsu Port.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0259-55-2061

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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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