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Suwa Shrine, Nagasaki
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Suwa Shrine is the major Shinto shrine of Nagasaki, Japan, and home to the Nagasaki Kunchi . It is located in the northern part of the city, on the slopes of Mount Tamazono-san, and features a 277-step stone staircase leading up the mountain to the various buildings that comprise the shrine.Suwa shrine was established as a way of stopping and reverting the conversion to Christianity that was taking place in Nagasaki. In modern times it remains an important and successful center of the community.The shrine in Nagasaki is one of many Suwa shrines, all of which are dedicated to Suwa-no-Kami, a kami of valor and duty, and are linked with Suwa Taisha, the head shrine of Suwa-no-Kami worship. Two other kami spirits are also enshrined at Suwa shrine, all three of which are celebrated during the Kunchi.HistoryThe official date of construction for Suwa Shrine is 1614, the same year as Tokygawa Ieyasu's Edict against Christianity, although there was little more than a small structure to mark the position of the future shrine at this time. At that time, Nagasaki was home to the largest Christian population in Japan, and had destroyed many of the former Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. The Tokugawa Shogunate had taken power and reversed its friendly policy towards Christianity. The government had begun forcing Christians to reconvert to the Japanese religions of Buddhism and Shinto. It was thought that establishing a major point of Shinto worship would be important to these efforts, giving the local population a central point of worship and a sense of community.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Suwa Shrine and many more Nagasaki attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Nagasaki itinerary maker.
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長崎くんちを始めてみました。 マス席での観覧で感動しました。小さい子供が太鼓を叩き、若い男性人が力強い演技をされ本当に素晴らしかったです。I tried starting the Nagasaki kunchi. I was impressed by the Ferris wheel in the box seats. And children beating drums, strong young men acting is really great.show original
修行かな？というレベルの階段ですが登りきると景色がいいですね。 いやまあ普通のビルばかりではありますが。 昔はどんな景色だったんでしょうねえ。 おくんちの時期に行くとまた別格の雰囲気ですね。Training? Climb to the top is level with stairs and a nice view. Are no ordinary buildings well alone. I wonder what was. Your waiter is also exceptional atmosphere and time to go.show original
階段はきついけど、長崎の町並みが一望できる素敵な場所です。隣接の月見茶屋でうどんやおはぎを食べたり、日本酒好きであれば、階段の途中にある酒屋さんで美味しいお酒を買うのもおすすめです。It is a lovely location overlooking the streets of Nagasaki stairs are steep, but. Buy a drink at the liquor store is in the middle of the stairs eating noodles and Ohagi adjacent Moon teahouse in the sake like, is recommended.show original
King JulienBeautiful shrine with a long time, imposing staircase and multiple Torii. ETW. big, touristy and much concrete. The smaller, but "warmer" Buddhist Seisuiji Temple (1 km direction Kaijyamachi) I like it better.show original
平野幸吉For Nagasaki, near a shrine in Nagasaki kunchi Chino is the object of worship of God ☺show original
Sho OtuNagasaki is the shrine of the Prime. Crowded with hatsumode and Kunio-Kun immediately before. English version fortune is rare!show original
林優輔Also guardian environment and unusual lots is enshrined.show original
KiT CaTWhats the nokyo-shoshow original
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