Nangu Shrine

Nangu Shrine

Nangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gifu prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Kanayamahiko no Mikoto ( the god of metallurgy ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Nangu Shrine
"南宮大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1734-1, Miyashiro, Tarui-cho, Fuwa-gun, Gifu, Japan
"岐阜県不破郡垂井町宮代1734-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Sekigahara I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0584-22-1225

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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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