Atakasumiyoshi Shrine

Atakasumiyoshi Shrine

Atakasumiyoshi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukui prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Sumiyoshi Sanjin ( the three Shinto gods Sokotsutsu no O no Mikoto, Nakatsutsu no O no Mikoto, and Uwatsutsu no O no Mikoto ).

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Name Atakasumiyoshi Shrine
"安宅住吉神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address Ta 17 Atakamachi, Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa, Japan
"石川県小松市安宅町タ17" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Komatsu I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0761-22-8896

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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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