Shoin Shrine

Shoin Shrine

Shoin Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Yamaguchi prefecture in Chugoku district. The shrine is dedicated to YOSHIDA Shoin ( an educator in the end of Edo period, who had great influence on the Meiji Restoration ).

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Name Shoin Shrine
"松陰神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1537, Chintou, Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi, Japan
"山口県萩市椿東1537" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 60-minute drive from the Yamaguchi I.C. on the Chugoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0838-22-4643

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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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