Sankoinari Shrine

Sankoinari Shrine

Sankoinari Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gifu prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ukanomitama no Mikoto ( the god of foodstuffs ).

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Name Sankoinari Shrine
"三光稲荷神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 41-1, Kitakoken, Inuyama, Inuyama-shi, Aichi, Japan
"愛知県犬山市犬山北古券41-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute walk from Inuyama Station on the Meitetsu Inuyama Line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0568-61-0702

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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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