Osorezan Bodaiji Temple

Osorezan Bodaiji Temple

Osorezan Bodaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Aomori prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Jizo Bosatsu ( Jizo Bodhisattva, the guardian deity of children ). This temple is famous for Itako ( the Japanese shaman ).

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Name Osorezan Bodaiji Temple
"恐山菩提寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3-2 Usori, Tanabu, Mutsu-shi, Aomori, Japan
"青森県むつ市田名部宇曾利山3-2" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 150-minute drive from the Hachinohe I.C. on the Hachinohe Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0175-22-3825

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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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