Risshakuji Temple

Risshakuji Temple

Risshakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai ( Buddha of Medicine ). This temple is famous for its amazing structures called Kake-zukuri (overhang style).

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Name Risshakuji Temple
"立石寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4456-1 Yamadera, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata, Japan
"山形県山形市大字山寺4456-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Yamagata-Kita I.C. on the Yamagata Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 023-695-2843

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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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