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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Omiwa Shrine by using our Sakurai itinerary builder.
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  • In the shrine is very wide. At the entrance to hire staff. Observatory which was up. Other more into detail about the shrine is not suitable. Whisper went ago the lily Festival. Rustic flowers were beautiful. But what my aunt saying-elect do not breed was native of simple and obvious. Staff can see the precious flower. It is a flower will want to cherish.
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  • Here is Yamato gods treasure 8 sacred sites. There are 7 Fu double Fortune treasure said. Pilgrimage to the shrine is 2 second. This is also the origin of Japan said Daiwa Ichinomiya shrine worship. Just worship shrine honden and haiden is known as the God of wine, but maybe half will effect you? Because the object of worship is refraining from three-wheeled mountain itself at the back of the main building; Simple Torii gate made from wood and proceed down a corridor from the left side of the main building, I cannot go to the front and back are our sanctuaries here. With the guidance of the priest's visits to two 2 bow bow here. The location is hit by an illusion like a winey. It is also known as "three-wheeled Myojin" is.
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  • Great Torii is the landmark shrine. And not many people wrote about the shrine, on the parking lot. (^ ^; Parking is free basically. Several free parking from near the shrine. Please make sure before so what "basic", and some have a paid parking (^ ^) so have a little distance can be parked on the parking place is near the shrine and instead of waiting for the weather is not good, the elderly and small children who go all the way as much as possible we recommend that you want. Go just far, more or less a full order will be waiting. Will be designated as open line led by guard Park. So, might not of confidence to be up at that time and where there are gaps in their turn when parking near the shrine (^ ^;
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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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