Tosa Shrine

Tosa Shrine

Tosa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kochi prefecture in Shikoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Ajisuki Takahikone no Mikoto ( the god of agriculture ). 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.

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Name Tosa Shrine
"土佐神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2-16-1, Ikkushinane, Kouchi-shi, Kochi, Japan
"高知県高知市一宮しなね2丁目16-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Kochi I.C. on the Kochi Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 088-845-1096

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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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