Hachimangu Shrine

Hachimangu Shrine

Hachimangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ).

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Name Hachimangu Shrine
"八幡宮(豊川八幡宮)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 16, Hongo, Yawatacho, Toyokawa-shi, Aichi , Japan
"愛知県豊川市八幡町本郷16" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Otowa-Gamagori I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0533-88-3723

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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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