Shrine Architecture in Nagano Prefecture

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Number of shrines currently listed 308 shrines

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Media Coverage

  • NHK "Quiz! Just Put a Circle"
  • RKB Mainichi Broadcasting "World Heritage Munakata Taisha Shrine Innovation! - What is Tokowaka -"
    Photos of the Katsuo wood at Yoshida Shrine Daimoto Shrine were used in the program
  • Torii Encyclopedia
    Photos from this site were used in the book "Torii Encyclopedia" by Rai Fujimoto (author).
  • Photos were used in the TV program "Yugata Get!" on TV Shinshu's Kyushu Fukuoka Umaimon Tour.
  • Photos from this site were used in the "Suwako Clean Center Q&A" displayed in the visitor area of the Suwako Clean Center (eco-poppo).
  • Photos were used in the Ikusaka Village Walking Map.
  • Mr. Sunday SpecialPhotos from this site were used in Fuji TV's "Mr. Sunday Special".
  • Japanese People Who Became Gods (Yosensha MOOK)
    Photos from this site were used in a book published by Yosensha.
  • Photos from this site were used in the book "Otomo Clan - The Prestigious Martial Clan Tracing the Lineage of the Indigenous People of the Archipelago (Ancient Clan Research 4)" published by Aogaki Publishing.
  • Nagano Prefecture Wild Animal Control Office Shinshu Gibier
    The Nagano Prefecture Wild Animal Control Office's blog "Shinshu Gibier" referenced the Suwa Taisha Onbashira Festival as a reference.
  • au au one Internet Guide
    Recommended after New Year's visit (10.01.07)
    Have you already made your New Year's visit? Shrines and temples are still in "New Year's mode" throughout January...
  • allabout AllAbout Tokai/Koshinetsu/Hokuriku Shrines and Temples, Ise Jingu
    Many spots worth visiting in the Chubu region, including mountain worship shrines with unique beliefs.
  • Yahoo! Yahoo! Regional Information
    A living information site gathering events, topics, news, and reviews from Nagano Prefecture.
  • Shinmai Homepage Award Nominated for the 2007 Shinmai Homepage Award in the Life/Information category.
  • Shinmai Homepage Award Nominated for the 2006 Shinmai Homepage Award in the Hobby/Personal category.

Nagano Prefecture is long from north to south, with different languages and cultures in each region. The rituals and festivals related to Suwa Taisha, represented by the Onbashira Festival, are especially unique and intriguing. By publishing the enthusiasm of the local people for these rituals through the website, we hope to convey the ancient traditions and the importance of valuing the local community.

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