Utsunomiyafutaarayama Shrine

Utsunomiyafutaarayama Shrine

Utsunomiyafutaarayama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Toyoki Irihiko No Mikoto ( Emperor Sujin's son who ruled the eastern part of Japan in ancient times ). 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 Utsunomiyafutaarayama Shrine
"宇都宮二荒山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1-1, Babadori, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県宇都宮市馬場通り1-1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Kanuma I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 028-622-5271

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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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