Mekari Shrine, Kitakyushu

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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  • To stop because the mekari have shrines near the kanmon tunnel the Moji side entrance. And by the way has become a shrine name "mekari" "cut wakame" in mind. Precinct is located along the coast of Japan, and such a large shrine is not. Visits to Memorial's face or eyes Panel. And pass through the gate after the Office right enshrined a big rock. Let us visit the mekari cutting Jinja shrine. This shurine's 0/200 have faith as God of the sea traffic, old shrine Temple. The Lord God ratio Telecasting Okami, Kyoko ear individual buyers life, cormorants gsaf govermment, Telecasting life and Azumi-ISO, God, life. You can conceive a good match, easy delivery, marriage, beauty and love and prosperity blessing other maritime traffic safety as a blessing. The first shrine of "beauty". Presented at "mekari" = cut wakame seaweed in the Office you can conceive a seaweed.
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  • Shimonoseki on walking down the footpath. Humanitarian elevator was approximately 5 minutes. The bus, Nishitetsu bus was like coming up here. Main and headed to the sea, I come by boat, had visited or thought. This is where would be almost directly under the kanmon bridge.
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  • Front of the main hall of the shrine are heading to the sea. Do not go by ship to pray from the front, and also stairs going down towards the sea.
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  • Shrine just beside the water, offering also a large view on Kanmon bridge.
  • Northernmost tip of Kyushu Shinto shrine! Is feeling well aside from the Tsushima Islands. Is a Shinto shrine on the rock or stone lanterns, approach Torii, or toward the Strait is quite distinctive. Gifts and souvenirs (amulet) designate wakame. I see two did. On his way in and got to know our marine Hilliard also is accepted at the shrine takes it. Sow in this Strait jaatto of? ~? Bungee is also quite different, but I kanmon bridge? Hirafu! ~! and also want watering. I was supposed to ban, and collapse from the entrance of kanmon tunnel humanitarian approach might have already fixed, but when I. Because if you walk to the Moji port comes out mekari cutting shrine entrance trail just walk from Moji port in.
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  • Facing the sea in Kyushu's northernmost shrines. Look on the other side of the kanmon Strait and kanmon bridge over the head. Work on the steep face, wearing the priest is like a dark jacket, was preparing to greet the new customer's visit, at the end of the year, but no water basin was inside, and somehow, restless atmosphere. Religion incorporated and I'm so, like doing? I didn't feel too much like a. Without removing the care environment is rich, because I wanted it. For the residents of the Moji-Ku, here is Deus Ex Machina. Selling stuff awarding Office, where large, amusing mekari cutting ritual at the wakame, said.
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  • RAP and the oldest shrine in Japan and. Tidal flow Vortex and ships to and from the kanmon Strait in front of winding movement is a must-see!! if you look at the ️ on the back side of the kanmon Kaikyo Bridge can be. If on foot, from Norfolk Square walking along the promenade by the sea.
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  • It is a shrine to the sides of the kanmon tunnel humanitarian. Shimonoseki is kinda gay! It is the appearance looks like an impression for it here is keep an eye on the safety of boats still covering this area since ancient times. Could you also smoke tea eaten, oden in the Moji side and walk, you get tired.
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