Shidoji Temple

Shidoji Temple

Shidoji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Kagawa prefecture in Shikoku district. The temple is dedicated to Jyuichimen Kannon ( eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara ). It is the 86th temple of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage.

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Name Shidoji Temple
"志度寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1102, Shido, Sanuki-shi, Kagawa, Japan
"香川県さぬき市志度1102" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Shido I.C. on the Takamatsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 087-894-0086

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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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