Kokuzozenji Temple

Kokuzozenji Temple

Kokuzozenji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Kokuzou Bosatsu ( Akasagarbha Bodhisattva, God of Wisdom ). It is the 13th temple of the 34 Chichibu Kannon Pilgrimage.

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Name Kokuzozenji Temple
"虚空蔵禅寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4704, Kamimiyajimachi, Chichibu-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県秩父市上宮地町4704" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Minano I.C. on the Minano-Yorii Toll Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0494-23-9001

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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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