Gakekannon Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Jyuichimen Kannon ( eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara ). This temple is famous for its amazing structures called Kake-zukuri (overhang style).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"崖観音" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||835, Funakata, Tateyama-shi, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県館山市船形８３５" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||5-minute drive from the Tomiura I.C. on the Futtsu-Tateyama Road.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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