Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Atsuta no Ookami ( the god represented by the sacred sword Kusanagi no Tsurugi, one of the three sacred treasures that symbolize the Imperial throne ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Atsuta Shrine
"熱田神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Jinguu, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
"愛知県名古屋市熱田区神宮一丁目1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 3-minute walk from JR Atsuta Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 052-671-4151

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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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