Sakurayama Shrine

Sakurayama Shrine

Sakurayama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Nanbu Mitsuyuki ( the ancestor of the Nanbu samurai clan ).

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Name Sakurayama Shrine
"桜山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-42, Uchimaru, Morioka-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県盛岡市内丸1-42" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Morioka I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 019-622-2061

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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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