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Omiwa Shrine, Sakurai

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Explore one of the oldest Shinto shrines in the land, Omiwa Shrine--notable for its lack of sacred images or objects, it honors the mountain on which it stands. Wander the peaceful grounds, nestled in the trees, with an ancient Japanese cedar here considered as sacred. The main hall of worship stands purposefully empty, reflecting the sensibility of the Kofun period (250 to 538 CE): since the mountain itself is venerated, the trees are protected and grow densely upon it. Pilgrims can climb the mountain, but need to apply at the adjacent Sai Jinja and must wearing a white sash while doing so, after going through a Shinto ritual. Work out when and for how long to visit Omiwa Shrine and other Sakurai attractions using our handy Sakurai day trip planning app .
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  • It is one of my recommended shrines. This evening was in lantern light is on around home during the hours before the visit, so, unlike your daytime atmosphere (^ ^) shrine to pray in the morning and have a shrine, before sunset, quiet (^ ^)
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  • Supposedly one of the older shrines. Beautiful shrine. It was a busy Saturday with kids decked out in their elegant Japanese wear and several weddings taking place. I also tried out the Yamanobe road/...  more »
  • From three-wheeled train station 10 minutes walk. From JR Kintetsu Sakurai station had the shuttle Buster. Approach from the three-wheeled train station are a number of restaurants such as Miwa somen noodles. Pass through the gate and is filled with Holy atmosphere. DW is admirable, there seems to be one of style.
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  • Study of relation to the shrine of the same name is expected. Large Japanese Shinto shrine (kokufu-Cho, Tokushima prefecture) Karita "Fuchu-no-miya" and familiar of his precious life (okuninushi) Engi-Shiki in the Yomiuri Shimbun. That company became a center of religion and State in Awa-ancient dynasty Governor Office was placed on the ground, as the nationalist government of successive Governor revered thicker. Guardian seal mark and Treasury debt is issued and and reportedly called by divine and mark debt daimyojin. I wish not to lose "tsuma" i.e. the Governor's Palace and of Tsukasa's key, and it was kept in the shrine. 0/1870 great Japanese shrines and Bong was raised the same 5 years to Tillman and Peerage, was promoted to Prefecture, 0/1936.
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  • Please rim this year third shrine is. We have a lot of Shinto purification for the first time. Dolls to commit tomorrow Festival in Jie are just attach I. A sacred "in good faith" and whats with the oracles. Other shrines are thatch has been jumping through hoops. Near the shrine in experience. Miwa is this thatch.
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  • Yahiko shrine, Karita's big primary Okami. "Hopes for a shrine to Mt. Miwa-Yama in the Grand Slams, came from across the ocean at large country main God from this how this nation building should go good, gone to eternity had done the nation-building as well as a large country main God according to the Kojiki, sukunahikona and conflicted God. A historical shrine, which honors as the big game Chief God wakon in his large country main God, okuninushi God aka in 1 book "Chronicles of Japan". (Omit the middle) is Tycoon Lord Serpent God, and have the character of the water or the God of Thunder, except rice harvests, plague has attracted a devout faith as God, sake brewing (brewing). (Omitted on the way) snakes prey on mice has been a symbol of harvest from time immemorial. For this reason, most likely with one of the old faith in God. "(Source: Wikipedia) to sort out confusing (note) so far. First one-armed okuninushi small Gen (sukunahikona) in arm next Tycoon (oomononushi) is. Okuninushi (ookuninushi) ≈ big, Masami Yuki (governs) ≈ Tycoon (oomononushi) ≈ Daikoku (Daikoku) ≈ Ebisu (Ebisu) and UNO chaos. Himiko is no. 7 teen spirit Emperor's daughter, no. 11 vertical Hitoshi Emperor's daughter and friends sad Emperor in 14 妻神-Jingu Empress theory is. Mononobe clan ancestor Jao speed nigihayahi Sunday, the Soga ancestor ancestors Takeuchi 「武内宿禰」 (takeuchisukune), Nakatomi and Fujiwara GE roof (amenokoyane).
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  • At dawn he often has to visit ago. I can pray in a solemn atmosphere solemn, is a welcome antidote to that. It is for me to calm me,.
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  • Clearly, God's power is too great. Let's pray from decently paid untainted by payment. And I feel the great power from the mountain. I feel better saying the power spot and avoided visits to flighty about spirit.
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