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Mitsuishi-jinja Shrine (三ツ石神社)

Located in a corner of the Tokenji Temple of Morioka City, the Mitsuishi-jinja Shrine is a power spot said to be the origin of Iwate Prefecture’s name. It is effective for fertility, good relationships, and relief from illness. There is a legend that a god named “Mitsuishi-sama” expelled the raging Raseki demon from these lands, and made it promise never to do evil again as evidenced by its handprint left on a rock at this shrine. Every August, one of Tohoku’s big five festivals, the Sansa Odori (dance), is held here. This dance originated as a show of gratitude to this god, and the offering dance is performed within Mitsuishi-jinja Shrine’s precincts.

place

Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Nasukawachou 2-1 (Morioka / TsunagiArea)

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All day

Review of Mitsuishi Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/03 I like the Interesting Story of this Shrine
This shrine is located in the temple area of Morioka, where you can visit a few temples and shrine in one go. The area is quiet and very relaxing.

The Hand Print of the Demon on a stone attracted...
Reviewed:2013/05/09 A little derelict, but interesting
What is interesting about the shrine is the story about the handprints on the rocks which give their name to Iwate which means Rock Hand . The lovely legend around the handprints and the quietness...
Reviewed:2019/12/26 岩手の県名の由来になった場所
さもない小さな神社ですが、岩手県の県名の由来になった「岩に鬼の手形」がある(らしい)です。どこにあるのかすら確認できませんが、そこは想像力を働かせて・・・「さんさ踊り」発祥の地でもあります。

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Details

Address
Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Nasukawachou 2-1 [map]
Area
Morioka / TsunagiArea
Hours
All day
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Note
[Sakurayama Shrine] 019-622-2061
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (not barrier-free)
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region’s delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you’ll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.