Usa Shrine

Usa Shrine

Usa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Oita prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Usa Shrine
"宇佐神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2859, Minamiusa, Usa-shi, Oita, Japan
"大分県宇佐市南宇佐2859" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Usa I.C. on the Usa-Beppu Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0978-37-0001

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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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