Shiogama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Shiotsuchi no Oji ( the god of big catch, sea voyage and salt manufacture ). It was a shrine occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"鹽竈神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1-1, Ichimoriyama, Shiogama-shi, Miyagi, Japan
"宮城県塩竈市一森山１－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Rifu-Shiogama I.C. on the Sanriku Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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