Tsurugaoka Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kanagawa prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). It was a shrine occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for its beautiful garden.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"鶴岡八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||2-1-31, Yukinoshita, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
"神奈川県鎌倉市雪ノ下２－１－３１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||20-minute drive from the Asahina I.C. on the Yokohama-Yokosuka Road.|
|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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