Yushimatenjin Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to SUGAWARA no Michizane ( famous scholar during the Heian Period ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"湯島天神" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||3-30-1, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都文京区湯島３丁目３０番１号" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||2-minute walk from Yushima Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda 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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