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 ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"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|
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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