Tonogohachiman Shrine

Tonogohachiman Shrine

Tonogohachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ).

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Name Tonogohachiman Shrine
"遠野郷八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 23-19, Matsuzakichoshiraiwa, Toono-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県遠野市松崎町白岩23-19" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Tono I.C. on the Kamaishi Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0198-62-2647

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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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