Tsushima Shrine

Tsushima Shrine

Tsushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Susanoo no Mikoto ( the god of bravery and marriage ). It is designated as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.This shrine is famous for its gorgeous festival, called Owari Tsushima Tennousai.

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Name Tsushima Shrine
"津島神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Shinmeicho, Tsushima-shi, Aichi, Japan
"愛知県津島市神明町1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Yadomi I.C. on the Higashi-Meihan Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0567-26-3216

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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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