Suwa Taisha – Akimiya

Suwa Taisha – Akimiya | 諏訪大社 秋宮

Suwa Taisha - Akimiya (photo by Kotodamaya)

Information :

Since Logs here are thicker than other shrines’ and it’s easy to access, Akimiya of Suwa Taisha is popular . While the object of worship is Mt.Moriya at Kamisha (Maemiya and Honmiya) , it is sacred tree at Shimosha ( Akimiya and Harumiya). You can see four large logs for the four corners of each Shrine.

The Object of Worship : A raised Onbashira (logs)

Enshrined Deity :

The god of? War, Harvest, Rain and Wind

Takeminakata no kami (建御名方命)

Yasakatome no kami (八坂刀売命)

Yaekotoshinushi no kami (八重事代主神)

Address : 5838 Shimosuwa town, Suwa , Nagano

Access : 15 min walk from Shimosuwa Sta.

Torii gate of Suwa Taisha Akimiya (photo by Kotodamaya) Sacred timber of Suwa Taisha Akimiya (photo buy Kotodamaya) Kaguraden and Bronze Komainu of Harumiya (photo by Kotodamaya)

 

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