Shoin Shrine

Shoin Shrine

Shoin Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Yamaguchi prefecture in Chugoku district. The shrine is dedicated to YOSHIDA Shoin ( an educator in the end of Edo period, who had great influence on the Meiji Restoration ).

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Name Shoin Shrine
"松陰神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1537, Chintou, Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi, Japan
"山口県萩市椿東1537" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 60-minute drive from the Yamaguchi I.C. on the Chugoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0838-22-4643

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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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