Okuni Shrine

Okuni Shrine

Okuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shizuoka prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ohnamuchi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ). 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 Okuni Shrine
"小國神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3956-1, Ichimiya, Mori-machi, Shuuchi-gun, Shizuoka, Japan
"静岡県周智郡森町一宮3956-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Mori-Kakegawa I.C. on the Shin-Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0538-89-7302

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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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