Kandani Shrine

Kandani Shrine

Kandani Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kagawa prefecture in Shikoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Kagutsuchi no Mikoto ( the god of fire ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Kandani Shrine
"神谷神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 621, Kandanicho, Sakaide-shi, Kagawa, Japan
"香川県坂出市神谷町621" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Sakaide-Kita I.C. on the Seto-Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0877-44-5036

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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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