Shiogama-jinja

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Rebuilt in the 17C, this shrine with asymmetric roofs (Nagare-zukuri style) is composed of three buildings (Ugu, Sagu, Betsugu), each dedicated to one of the three local deities responsible for Tohoku's development. Shiotsuchi-Oji no kami (housed in the Betsugu) is the most important of the three. She protects fishermen but also pregnant women, which raises the question of a link between salt and pregnancy - shio means salt but it also signifies the tide - and there is also a Japanese saying that babies are always born during an incoming tide, when the moon is high in the sky.

Useful information

Adresse : 

Ichimori-yama

Opening hours

5am-8pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Fish Market
Fish Market
Shiogama is best known for its large
30 minutes
Entsu-in
Entsu-in
You enter Entsu-in via the garden of
30 minutes
Zuigan-ji
Zuigan-ji
This superb temple was first erected in
60 minutes
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Fish Market
Fish Market
Shiogama is best known for its large
30 minutes
Entsu-in
Entsu-in
You enter Entsu-in via the garden of
30 minutes
Zuigan-ji
Zuigan-ji
This superb temple was first erected in
60 minutes
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Fish Market
Fish Market
Shiogama is best known for its large
30 minutes
Entsu-in
Entsu-in
You enter Entsu-in via the garden of
30 minutes
Zuigan-ji
Zuigan-ji
This superb temple was first erected in
60 minutes
See all