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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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  • Ogami Shrine is said to be one of the oldest shrines in Japan. The history of the shrine was transmitted from the miwa-san behind the shrine, and the characteristic Nawatori ii in front of the shrine. A lot of sake barrels were piled up next to the approach from the parking lot to the shrine. At Daijin Shrine, which is also the god of sake brewing, sugitas are hung at the brewing prayer festival. This is the roots of sugitama hanging from sake breweries all over japan.
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  •  Ogami Shrine is a shrine that is said to be one of the oldest shrines in Japan, with Miwayama behind the shrine as a god. The two torii that stand at the entrance of the shrine and the entrance of the precincts are ordinary torii, but the torii that stands in front of the shrine is a torii, which is called "Nawatorii", and it is a torii ii that has a rope between the two pillars on both sides.  Such torii was seen for the first time in this Daijin shrine. In addition, there was a corner where sake barrels were piled up in the precincts. In November of every year, the Brewing Safety Prayer Festival (Sake Festival) is held. At that time, it is said that it was transmitted to the sake brewery in various places because the cedar ball is hung in the shrine.
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