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 ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"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|
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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