Washinomiya Shrine

Washinomiya Shrine

Washinomiya Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ohnamuchi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ).

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Name Washinomiya Shrine
"鷲宮神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-6-1, Washinomiya, Kuki-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県久喜市鷲宮1-6-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Kuki I.C. on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0480-58-0434

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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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