Toudaisha Shrine

Toudaisha Shrine

Toudaisha Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Tamayorihime no Mikoto ( the goddess of spirit-channeling ).

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Name Toudaisha Shrine
"東大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 434, Miyamoto, Tounosyo-machi, Katori-gun, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県香取郡東庄町宮本434" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Sawara-Katori I.C. on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0478-86-4405

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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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