Omiwa Shrine has Mount Miwa as its Shintai and does not have a honden.[1]

Kannabi (神奈備), also kaminabi or kamunabi, refers to a region in Shinto that is a shintai (repositories in which kami reside) itself, or hosts a kami.[2] They are generally either mountains or forests.[2][3] Nachi Falls is considered a kannabi,[4] as is Mount Miwa.[1]


They may be host to shinboku (sacred trees), or Iwakura rocks[3] They may have shimenawa, torii, and sandō marking the path towards them.[citation needed]

Shrines dedicated to kannabi often lack a honden or haiden, and instead enshrine the natural kannabi as deities. Ōmiwa Shrine is one such example.[1] Kanasana Shrine also has its mountain be its Shintai[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Tamura, Yoshiro (2000). "The Birth of the Japanese Nation". Japanese Buddhism - A Cultural History. Tokyo: Kosei Publishing Company. p. 21. ISBN 4-333-01684-3.
  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ a b 霊峰富士など。山岳信仰を参照
  4. ^ Kamizaka, Jirō. "Hiryū Gongen" (in Japanese). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport - Kinki Regional Development Bureau. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  5. ^ "Glossary of Shinto Names and Terms: K". Retrieved 2023-04-06.