Kitain Temple

Kitain Temple

Kitain Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Amida Nyorai ( the?Amit?bha Buddha ).

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Name Kitain Temple
"川越大師喜多院" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-20-1, Kosenbamachi, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県川越市小仙波町1-20-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Kawagoe I.C. on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 049-222-0859

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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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