Komagata Shrine

Komagata Shrine

Komagata Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Komagata Okami ( the god of Mt. Komagatake ). 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 Komagata Shrine
"駒形神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-83, Mizusawakunakauwanocho, Osyu-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県奥州市水沢区中上野町1-83" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 12-minute drive from the Mizusawa I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0197-23-2851

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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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