Ajiki Shrine

Ajiki Shrine

Ajiki Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Ajisuki Takahikone no Mikoto ( the god of agriculture ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Ajiki Shrine
"阿自岐神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 663, Anjikinishi, Toyosato-cho, Inukami-gun, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県犬上郡豊郷町安食西663" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Hikone I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0749-35-2743

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Amaterasu

Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神/天照大御神/天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.

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