Kibitsuhiko Shrine

Kibitsuhiko Shrine

Kibitsuhiko Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Okayama prefecture in Chugoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Kibitsuhiko no Mikoto ( the son of Emperor Korei, one of the four General Commanders ). It was a shrine occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Kibitsuhiko Shrine
"吉備津彦神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 6-8 1043, Ichinomiya, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama, Japan
"岡山県岡山市北区一宮1043" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Kibi Smart I.C. on the Sanyo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 086-284-0031

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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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