Kanda Shrine

Kanda Shrine

Kanda Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ohnamuchi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ). This shrine is famous for its lively festival, called Kanda Matsuri.

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Name Kanda Shrine
"神田明神(神田神社)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 16-2 Sotokanda 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都千代田区外神田2丁目16-2" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute walk from JR Ochanomizu Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3254-0753

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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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