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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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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