Encyclopedia of Shinto

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カテゴリー1: 4. Jinja (Shrines)
カテゴリー2: Shrine Architecture
"Shrine offices," the facilities where day-to-day shrine management is conducted. Such offices normally also include facilities for dispensing shinsatsu ("good-luck talismans"), and offices where worshipers may apply for the performance of special rituals of blessing. In most cases, the shamusho also incorporates residential areas where priests may retire for purification(saikan), and meeting rooms where parishioners may gather for ceremonial repasts (naorai). Before the Meiji period, such functions were normally conducted at the official or private residences of individual priests, but with the abolition of hereditary shrine families and implementation of national shrine administration, it became necessary to have places for the performance of shrine business that were clearly separated from the private lives of priests. This fact was recognized as well in the bylaws for shrine status promotion implemented in 1897, which emphasized the need for official shrine business facilities even at small village shrines. Most shrines continued to maintain such shrine offices in the postwar period.
— Mori Mizue

Pronunciation in Japanese/用語音声

The shrine office of the Atsuta Jingū Shrine.
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Ōsawa Kōji

The shrine office of Keta Taisha_Ichida Masataka___2008****_Ishikawa Prefecture