Tsushima Shrine

Tsushima Shrine

Tsushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Susanoo no Mikoto ( the god of bravery and marriage ). It is designated as the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.This shrine is famous for its gorgeous festival, called Owari Tsushima Tennousai.

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Name Tsushima Shrine
"津島神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Shinmeicho, Tsushima-shi, Aichi, Japan
"愛知県津島市神明町1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Yadomi I.C. on the Higashi-Meihan Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0567-26-3216

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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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