Kehi Shrine

Kehi Shrine

Kehi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukui prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Izasawake no Mikoto ( the god of food ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Kehi Shrine
"気比神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 11-68, Akebonocho, Tsuruga-shi, Fukui, Japan
"福井県敦賀市曙町11-68" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Tsuruga I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0770-22-0794

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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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