Shoboji Temple

Shoboji Temple

Shoboji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Nyoirin Kannon ( the Bodhisattva of Compassion ).

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Name Shoboji Temple
"奥の正法寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 129, Syoboji, Mizusawakukuroishicho, Osyu-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県奥州市水沢区黒石町字正法寺129" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Hiraizumi-Maesawa I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0197-26-4041

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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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