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.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"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|
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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