This shrine honors Princess Shirataki, who is said to have introduced weaving techniques from Kyoto. The legend of the weaving princess was established in the Edo Period and gained the belief of silk merchants and weaving women.
On the shrine grounds, there is a large rock called “Korinseki (stone from heaven)”, which is said to have made the sound of a weaving machine when a person put his ear to it, as well as a zelkova tree which is estimated to be over 300 years old, creating a mysterious atmosphere.
- 5-3288 Kawauchi-cho, Kiryu-shi
- Available at any time (shrine pavilions and other buildings can be viewed only from outside)
- Approx. 25 minutes by bus from Kiryu Station on the JR Ryomo Line, approx. 35 minutes from Ota-Kiryu IC on the Kita-Kanto Expressway
- Kiryu City Cultural Property Preservation Division TEL +81(0)277-46-1111