Shirakawahachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gifu prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"白川八幡神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||559, Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu, Japan
"岐阜県大野郡白川村荻町５５９" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Shirakawago I.C. on the Tokai-Hokuriku 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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