Kanasana Shrine

Kanasana Shrine

Kanasana Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Kanasana Shrine
"金鑚神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 751 Ninomiya. Kamikawa-machi, Kodama-gun, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県児玉郡神川町字二ノ宮751" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Honjyo-Kodama I.C. on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0495-77-4537

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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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