Ooasahiko Shrine

Ooasahiko Shrine

Ooasahiko Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokushima prefecture in Shikoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Ooasahiko Ookami ( the guardian god of Awa Province ). 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.This shrine is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Ooasahiko Shrine
"大麻比古神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 13 Bando, Oasachobando, Naruto-shi, Tokushima, Japan
"徳島県鳴門市大麻町板東字広塚13" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Naruto I.C. on the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 088-689-1212

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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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