Makata Shrine

Makata Shrine

Makata Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Wakumusubi no Kami ( the god of grain and sericulture ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Makata Shrine
"麻賀多神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Daikata, Narita-shi, Chiba , Japan
"千葉県成田市台方1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Sakura I.C. on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0476-28-5736

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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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