Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kyoto prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.
More Details (Japanese Site)
|Name||Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine
"岩清水八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||30, Yawatatakabo, Yawata-shi, Kyoto, Japan
"京都府八幡市八幡高坊３０" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||15-minute drive from the Kumiyama-Yodo I.C. on the Keiji By-pass.|
|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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