Osakihachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"大崎八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||4-6-1, Hachiman, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi, Japan
"宮城県仙台市青葉区八幡４－６－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the sendai-miyagi I.C. on the tohoku Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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