Ooshiro Shrine

Ooshiro Shrine

Ooshiro Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Takamimusubi no Kami ( the god of creation ).

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Name Ooshiro Shrine
"大城神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 66, Gokasyokondocho, Higashiomi-shi, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県東近江市五個荘金堂町66" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Yokaichi I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
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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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