Uesugi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to UESUGI Kenshin ( one of the most famous Samurai worriers in the Japanese Warring States Period, called ”Dragon of Echigo Province” ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"上杉神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||4-13 Marunouchi 1-chome, Yonezawa-shi, Yamagata, Japan
"山形県米沢市丸の内１丁目４－１３" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||60-minute drive from the Fukushima-Iizaka I.C. on the Tohoku 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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