Namura Shrine

Namura Shrine

Namura Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Namurahiko no Kami ( the guardian deity of Namura ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Namura Shrine
"苗村神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 467, Ayado, Ryuoh-cho, Gamo-gun, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県蒲生郡竜王町綾戸467" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Ryuo I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0748-57-0160

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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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