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Japanese famous Religious Organization. Suwa Taisha Kamisya Maemiya


Suwa Taisha Kamisya Maemiya

Japanese famous Religious Organization. (Japanese "Kamakura period", A.C. 1200)

He is known as a god of war, as written in the "Ryojin hisho" (folk song collection) of 'Kashima-jingu Shrine, Katori-jingu Shrine and Suwa no miya Shrine (Suwa-Taisha Shrine) and moreover, he is also considered to be an agricultural god and a hunting god.

Location: 2030 Miyagawa, Chino City, Nagano Prefecture

From Tokyo Metropolitan.

Take the Japan railway "Chuo line" or "Yamanote line" going toward "Shinjuku" station. 

Transfer to the "Chuo-line", Limited Express at Shinjuku station and going toward Matsumoto station and transfer at Chino station for local "Chuo-line", then get off at Shimo-Suwa station.
About 3 hours from Tokyo metropolitan.

Railway fares: about 6000yen....$50.00 (one- way)
You can get ticket at any Japan railway station's "Midori-no-madoguchi" or web site.

Suwa Taisha with 4 shrines located around the Suwa Lake (others exist: Suwa Taisha Kamisya Hongu, Suwa Taisha Shimosha Harumiya, Suwa Taisha Shimosha Akimiya) constitutes one Shinto shrine, the Suwa Shrine in various area of Japan headquarters of. Suwa Shrine.
Suwa Taisha Kamisya Maemiya is one of them.

Shrine is usually has main shrine that God is enshrined hall of worship to worship, but at this Suwa Taisha there is no main shrine, important one.

 It is because, the object of worship is nature itself.
In the case of Maemiya, Moriyasan behind is the object of worship.
It's the testament to the old form of faith is still remaining.

Maemiya, the state also with different little common shrines and other Suwa Taisha of the shrine
There is a temple precinct passed under the torii gate, but to its destination there is a narrow slope, which has also a life road, on both sides there is a laid-back houses and fields.. To further ahead, appear the hall of worship of shrine so as to be surrounded by the forest.
And not the precincts surrounded by Tamagaki seen in normal shrine, has become a shrine to be integrated with the entire small village around.

In addition, Suwa Taisha is known even with odd festival which happens in every seven years "Onbashira".
This is a festival that the four pillars that stand at the four corners that can be seen only at the shrine of Suwa region, grid from the mountain.
 It is said to Barrier, but actually it is said not known clear yet.

Officail Web site:

Neayby attraction, Hidden Hot spring "Sugeno-Onsen"

Called as Jukkenro, in the era of Saisei match, Suwa local polotics has been performed here.

Haiden (Hall of worship). Onbashira is standing on the four corners of the haiden.

Maemiya Nino Onbashira and looks in the back is hall of Worship.

Clear stream of famous water flowing out from Moriyasan and before the temple three Noriyuki Onbashira "water eye (hungry but)" had been used as your Jinzui old.

Written by K. Igarashi
Translated by N. Kodama

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