Mekari Shrine, Kitakyushu

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Mekari Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka, Japan.HistoryThe wife of Emperor Chūai, Empress Jingū, came here sometime during the legendary military invasion of Korea in the 3rd century. She had Mekari Shrine built as a way of giving thanks to the gods to whom she was indebted. The present main shrine was rebuilt in 1767 by the Ogasawara clan from Harima.Mekari Shinji Shinto ritualIn the shrine’s Shinto ritual called Mekari Shinji, wakame seaweed is cut from the ocean at low tide and offered to an altar in a ceremony conducted in the early morning hours of the first day of the New Year according to the old lunar calendar. The ritual is thought to bring about good luck and has been designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Asset by Fukuoka prefecture.
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  • Kanmon Strait trail to the elevator entrance there is a Torii, but not from there, walked a little bit west entrance. Kyushu's northernmost shrines. Seaweed's in history, as still seems there dedication on new year's Eve. Wakame sales next to the fortune.
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  • This and the effect of shrines, at del Carmen activities below the bridge, Strait next to bian, is the northern tip of Kyushu, shrine, shrine, although small, but Po has a view of the price value. Most interesting of is to shrine here surface go, in this temple of are ahead, 階 ladder to sea, sea in the still has real stone 燈 long, see Board solutions said, this here of 傳 system one of is God officer in tide when to to cut seaweed Xian to gods, is interesting, to of when waiting no tide, see with are was flooded over of sea in the 燈 long, this kind of 習 custom still really wants to a see, 繼 續 del Carmen activities after the participant just after Strait progress before the pedestrian tunnel, having so to promote this House that in close proximity, but there was no way, only promote shrine was uprated 繞 over in the future.
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  • It just left the observation Boardwalk went out under the kanmon bridge and the shurine. Stairs descend to the sea, stands facing the kanmon Strait. In dead ends and go back to the end back to the Torii gate at the entrance move, there was no way. No other worshippers.
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