Jizoudou Temple

Jizoudou Temple

Jizoudou Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Hiroshima prefecture in Chugoku district. The temple is dedicated to Jizo Bosatsu ( Jizo Bodhisattva, the guardian deity of children ).

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Name Jizoudou Temple
"地蔵堂" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address Honmachi, Takehara-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
"広島県竹原市本町地内" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Kawachi I.C. on the Sanyo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0846-22-2236

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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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