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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  • I stopped by on their way to kanmon tunnel entrance. Guide to Doll Memorial Service and marine Hilliard, wakimashita interest.
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  • Is a Shinto shrine in front of the Kitakyushu kanmon Strait humanitarian tunnel entrance. Towards the sea there is a Torii. So big shrine but is not, the shrine is.
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  • Friends sad Emperor and nine years, check out 0/200? Saying, from now on also in 1817 built ago? This is a story in the Japan folklore and mythology than another story saying hey. Here is take the seaweed made on new year's eve of lunar calendar (I do not know) is nationally famous (I did not study, but I did not know). Has a long history of extending the stone steps on the surface of the kanmon Strait in front of the kanmon Strait shurine of Emperor Zhong AI was founded 200 years to nine years, age, close sympathy? Seems to be? Hayato, from the Edo period (speed door with Hayato, and also write) and it had been said. I guess because so much in the old shrine, maybe made repair and reconstruction several times. Which was built 1,800 years ago com mouth and of course ○ five did.
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  • Shrine just beside the water, offering also a large view on Kanmon bridge.
  • 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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  • God effort Empress yearon mekari Shinji ritual comes to Empress have been granted a law of tides than Pearl shellfish from AKAN cloudy ISO good God. Located directly under the kanmon bridge and DW have been built to obsess on Bandai. Leave traces of the ancient ban of faith. Kanmon Strait became the stage of history, if you look on the kanmon bridge, on the opposite bank looked at including Shimonoseki fire on the mountain is the historical scenic spots also tired.
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  • Every year is a new year ☆ we pilgrimage here. Main shrine and pilgrimage and after the left "saruda Gen", "lucky star" hiruko-SAMA, greetings. Before Office! pottery "wipe fishing" in fortune and luck of the year ☆ green yellow red Pink is cute! Hardest this year is just "2/15" it seems!
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  • It is a shrine facing the kanmon Strait, kanmon bridge and gate comes to painting landscapes. Get into the flow of the tide and ships against the speed difference is just around the corner, you can see.
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