Menumashodenzan Temple

Menumashodenzan Temple

Menumashodenzan Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Mishotai Shakujyo-to ( Bishop's staff ). This temple is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Menumashodenzan Temple
"妻沼聖天山" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1511, Menuma, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県熊谷市妻沼1511" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 40-minute drive from the Tatebayashi I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 048-588-1644

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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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