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Mekari Shrine, Kitakyushu
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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.To visit Mekari Shrine on your trip to Kitakyushu, use our Kitakyushu vacation builder.
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칸몬대교 바로 밑에 있는 메카리 신사입니다. 바다 바로 앞에 신사가 있는 것도 신기하지만 바다 가운데 석등이 있어서 사진을 찍으면 바다와 석등, 칸몬대교가 동시에 찍힙니다.Khan-driven bridge just below the mekari-Jinja. The sea right in front of the shrine is that strange, but having the middle seat, such as the sea take a picture of the sea and drives the bridge at the same time, Stone lanterns and stamped.show original
関門海峡の下に位置する神社です。 神社から海への距離はわずか階段１０段ほど。 海と船と橋を一緒に撮影することができます。 車を止める場所も数台ですがありますし、近くに公設のお手洗いもありましたのでドライブにも良いでしょう。Is a Shinto shrine located in the kanmon Strait. Distance to the sea is just from the shrine stairs about 10 steps. Sea and boats and bridges to shoot together. It would be even better because there are several places to stop the car and was also public restrooms near the drive.show original
関門海峡の淵に建つ小さいながらも由緒正しい神社です。境内から海に降りる階段があり、潮流を間近に感じられます。他に海面まで降りられるところはあまり無いようなので貴重かもしれません。駐車場は工事しているのか数台しか停められないようです。It is small but time-honored shrine stands on the brink of kanmon Strait. The staircase leading down to the sea from the ground and feels close to. So not so far down to the sea on the other, such as might be valuable. Or are under construction, parking is only a few cars.show original
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