Shirayamahime Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ishikawa prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Kukurihime no Mikoto ( the goddess of Mt. Hakusan ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"白山比咩神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||NI 105-1, Sannomiyamachi, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa, Japan
"石川県白山市三宮町ニ１０５－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||20-minute drive from the Mikawa I.C. on the Hokuriku 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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