Ashikagaorihime Shrine

Ashikagaorihime Shrine

Ashikagaorihime Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenoyachichihime no Mikoto ( the goddess of fabrics and marriage ).

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Name Ashikagaorihime Shrine
"足利織姫神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3889, Nishinomiyacho, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県足利市西宮町3889" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Ashikaga I.C. on the Kita-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0284-22-0313

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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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