Hitokotonushi Shrine

Hitokotonushi Shrine

Hitokotonushi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Hitokotonushi no Kami ( the god ruling the miraculous power of language ).

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Name Hitokotonushi Shrine
"三竹山一言主神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 875, Otsukadomachi, Joso-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県常総市大塚戸町875" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Yawara I.C. on the Joban Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0297-27-0659

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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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