Suwa Grand Shrine Harumiya

Suwa Grand Shrine Harumiya

Suwa Grand Shrine Harumiya is a Shinto shrine located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Takeminakata no Mikoto ( the god of military?arts ). 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.This shrine is famous for the?Manji?no Sekibutsu (Manji?Stone?Buddha)?.

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Name Suwa Grand Shrine Harumiya
"諏訪大社下社春宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 193, Shimosuwa-machi, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan
"長野県諏訪郡下諏訪町193" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 25-minute drive from the Suwa I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0266-27-8316

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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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