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An important Kumano shrine, Juniso Kumano Jinja, can be visited in Tokyo, in Shinjuku Central Park.
A Kumano shrine (熊野神社 Kumano Jinja) is a type of Shinto shrine which enshrines the three Kumano mountains: Hongū, Shingū, and Nachi (Kumano Gongen). There are more than 3000 Kumano shrines in Japan, and each has received its kami* from another Kumano shrine through a process of propagation called bunrei (分霊) or kanjō (勧請).
*note:Kami (Japanese: 神) are the spirits or phenomena that are worshipped in the religion of Shinto. They can be elements of the landscape, forces of nature, as well as beings and the qualities that these beings express; they can also be the spirits of venerated dead persons.
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The point of origin of the Kumano cult is the Kumano Sanzan shrine complex of Wakayama Prefecture, which includes Kumano Hayatama Taisha (熊野速玉大社) (Shingū, Wakayama), Kumano Hongū Taisha (Tanabe, Wakayama) and Kumano Nachi Taisha (Nachikatsuura, Wakayama).
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Kumano Hayatama Taisha
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Kumano Hongū Taisha
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Kumano Nachi Taisha

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