Sakurayama Shrine

Sakurayama Shrine

Sakurayama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Nanbu Mitsuyuki ( the ancestor of the Nanbu samurai clan ).

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Name Sakurayama Shrine
"桜山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-42, Uchimaru, Morioka-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県盛岡市内丸1-42" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Morioka I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 019-622-2061

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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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