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Suwa Taisha

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Consisted of the Japan's oldest Four shrines famous for Onbashira-sai festival

Suwa Taisha is the headquarter of all Suwa shrines all over Japan, consisted by for shrines in the city. This shrine is famous for Onbashira-sai festival. Cut sixteen trees which tree age is 150 year-old from a mountain to make sacred pillars every 7 years. The festival's highlight is Kiotoshi (tree falling). Young men riding the huge logs down the steep hill.

History

Still it is not yet clarified when, Suwa Taisha is one of the oldest shrine in Japan. Its history can trace back to ancient era. According to one estimate, the people opposed against the Land Offering in Izumo came to the place and established a new nation and Suwa Taisha was the center of prayer for the nation.

Deities Enshrined

Takeminakata-no-Kami

Yasakatome-no-Kami

Blessing

Rich harvest

Certain victory

Foundation

Unknown

Location

Kamisha Hon-miya

1 Nakasu miyayama Suwa, Nagano

Kamisha Mae-miya

2030 Miyagawa Chino, Nagano

Shimosha Haru-moya

193 Daimon Shimosuwamachi Suwa gun, Nagano

Shimosha Aki-miya

5828 Shimosuwamachi Suwa gun, Nagano

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