Yakushijihachimangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"薬師寺八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1509, Yakushiji, Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県下野市薬師寺１５０９" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||15-minute drive from the Utsunomiya-Kaminokawa I.C. on the Kita-Kanto 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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