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Definition of the noun amaterasu omikami
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- central deity of Shinto; goddess personifying the sun and ancestress of the rulers of Japan
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by Stuart D. B. Picken
“ Amaterasu Omikami to Toyouke no Kami ni tsuite no Shiron.” (An Essay on Amaterasu-omikami and Toyouke no Kami). Kokugakuin Daigaku Daigakuin Kuiyo 10 (1978). ———. Shinto to Nihonjin (Shinto and the Japanese). Tokyo: Jinja Shinposha, 1996.
by Brian Bocking
Inscrolls and reproductions ofthe oracles Amaterasu omikami appears in the centrewith Hachiman Daibosatsu to the rightand Kasuga Daimyōjinto the left.The oracles included Buddhist and Confucian ideasonpurity ofmind, honesty and benevolence. They acquiredsome authorityasa basis formoral teachings and contributed to the development of Shintōdoctrines. S a njōn oky ō soku The three great teachings (=taikyō) which formedthe basic creed ofthe Great Promulgation Campaign ...
Amaterasu Omikami : The divinity of the Sun Amaterasu : A high-ranking goddess of the sun, according to Shinto. At one time, the emperor of Japan was believed ...
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