Togakushi Shrine

Togakushi Shrine

Togakushi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Omoikane no Mikoto ( the god of wisdom ).

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Name Togakushi Shrine
"戸隠神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3506, Togakushi, Nagano-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県長野市戸隠3506" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Nagano I.C. on the Jyoshin-etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 026-254-2001

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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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