Tonogohachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"遠野郷八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||23-19, Matsuzakichoshiraiwa, Toono-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県遠野市松崎町白岩２３－１９" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Tono I.C. on the Kamaishi 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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