Suwa Grand Shrine Maemiya 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 Maemiya
"諏訪大社上社前宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||2030, Miyagawa, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県茅野市宮川２０３０" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||5-minute drive from the Suwa I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
O-fuda (御札 or お札 o-fuda) is a type of household amulet or talisman, issued by a Shinto shrine, hung in the house for protection, a gofu (護符). It may also be called shinpu (神符). It is made by inscribing the name of a kami and the name of the Shinto shrine or of a representative of the kami on a strip of paper, wood, cloth, or metal.
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