Oosaki Shrine

Oosaki Shrine

Oosaki Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Okuninushi 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).

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Name Oosaki Shrine
"大前神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 937, Higashigo, Mooka-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県真岡市東郷937" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Moka I.C. on the Kita-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0285-82-2509

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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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