Samukawa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kanagawa prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Samukawahiko no Mikoto ( the god of warding?off evil ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"寒川神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||3916, Miyayama, Samukawa-machi, Koza-gun, Kanagawa, Japan
"神奈川県高座郡寒川町宮山３９１６" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||5-minute drive from the Samukawa-Kita I.C. on the Ken-O 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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