Asama Shrines

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Asama Shrine
... An Asama shrine (浅間神社, Asama jinja, Sengen jinja?) is a type of Shinto Shrine in Japan centered around the worship of the kami of volcanos in general, and Mount Fuji in particular ... Jinja Honchō, there are approximately 1300 Asama shrines in the country, centered primarily in Shizuoka Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture, and to a lesser extent in the prefectures of the Kant ... Almost all Asama Shrines are within sight of Mount Fuji ...

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