Sakaorinomiya Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Yamanashi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Yamato Takeru no Mikoto ( Japanese folk hero known for his eastern expedition ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"酒折宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||3-1-13, Sakaori, Koufu-shi, Yamanashi, Japan
"山梨県甲府市酒折３－１－１３" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||20-minute drive from the Ichinomiya-Misaka I.C. on the Chuo 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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