Ubagami Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Hokkaido prefecture in Hokkaido district. The shrine is dedicated to Sumiyoshi Sanjin ( the three Shinto gods Sokotsutsu no O no Mikoto, Nakatsutsu no O no Mikoto, and Uwatsutsu no O no Mikoto ). This shrine is famous for its lively festival.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"姥神大神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||99 Ubagamicho, Esashi-cho, Hiyama-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
"北海道桧山郡江差町姥神町９９" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||20-minute walk from Esashi Station on the JR Esashi Line.|
|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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