Kumanonachi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Kumano Fusumi no Okami ( the goddess of life ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"熊野那智大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1 Nachisan, Nachikatsuura-cho, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県那智勝浦町那智山１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||135-minute drive from the Kii-Nagashima I.C. on the Kisei Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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