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Mitsuishi Shrine

2-1 Nasukawacho, Morioka 020-0016, Iwate Prefecture
+81 19-622-2061
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Three Rocks and the Demon's Hand Prints

Great site to visit. Especially interesting to find the Demon's Hand Prints - legend is that the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Richard P
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Amherst, New Hampshire
A little derelict, but interesting

What is interesting about the shrine is the story about the handprints on the rocks which give... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2013
Jeanne B
,
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 Mar 2017
“Three Rocks and the Demon's Hand Prints”
8 May 2013
“A little derelict, but interesting”
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2-1 Nasukawacho, Morioka 020-0016, Iwate Prefecture
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+81 19-622-2061
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great site to visit. Especially interesting to find the Demon's Hand Prints - legend is that the demon Rasetsu lived in the district making life miserable for residents and travelers. Villagers prayed to Mitsuishi, the local god, to eject Rasetsu. Ratsetsu was tied to the...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2013

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 and unpretentiousness of the ancient shrine make it well worth...More

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