Sumiyoshi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Osaka prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Sumiyoshi Sanjin ( the three Shinto gods Sokotsutsu no O no Mikoto, Nakatsutsu no O no Mikoto, and Uwatsutsu no O no Mikoto ). 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.This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"住吉大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||2-9-89, Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
"大阪府大阪市住吉区住吉２－９－８９" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||3-minute drive from the Tamade I.C. on the Hanshin Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).
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