Hofu Tengmangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Yamaguchi prefecture in Chugoku district. The shrine is dedicated to SUGAWARA no Michizane ( famous scholar during the Heian Period ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
|Name||Hofu Tengmangu Shrine
"防府天満宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||14-1, Matsuzakicho, Hofu-shi, Yamaguchi, Japan
"山口県防府市松崎町１４－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Hofu-Nishi I.C. on the Sanyo Expressway.|
|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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