Suwa Grand Shrine Honmiya is a Shinto shrine located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Takeminakata no Mikoto ( the god of military?arts ). 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 its lively festival, called Onbashira Matsuri.
More Details (Japanese Site)
|Name||Suwa Grand Shrine Honmiya
"諏訪大社上社本宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1, Miyayama, Nakasu, Suwa-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県諏訪市中洲宮山１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||5-minute drive from the Suwa I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.
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