Senkoji Temple

Senkoji Temple

Senkoji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Hiroshima prefecture in Chugoku district. The temple is dedicated to Senjyu Kannon ( Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshwara ). It is the 25th temple of the 10 Chogoku Kannon Pilgrimage.

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Name Senkoji Temple
"千光寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 15-1, Higashitsuchidocho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
"広島県尾道市東土堂町15-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Onomichi I.C. on the Sanyo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0848-23-2310

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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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