Yatsuki Tsutsukowake Shrine

Yatsuki Tsutsukowake Shrine

Yatsuki Tsutsukowake Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukushima prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Ajisuki Takahikone no Mikoto ( the god of agriculture ). 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.

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Name Yatsuki Tsutsukowake Shrine
"八槻都々古別神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 224 Yatsuki, Tanagura-machi, Higashishirakawa-gun, Fukushima, Japan
"福島県東白川郡棚倉町八槻字大宮224" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute walk from Chikatsu station on the JR Suigun line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0247-33-3505

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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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