Omika Shrine

Omika Shrine

Omika Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Takehazuchi no Mikoto ( the god of military?arts and fabrics ).

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Name Omika Shrine
"大甕神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 6-16-1, Omikacho, Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県日立市大みか町6-16-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Hitachi-Minamiota I.C. on the Joban Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0294-52-2047

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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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