Amaterasu Omikami


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central deity of Shinto

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If he were to climb onto the roof of the Holy of Holies of Amaterasu Omikami, or Kasuga, or Hachiman, and defecate and urinate thereon, no punishment would strike him.
Notable ancient shrines of this kind are Ise Jingu, the residence of Amaterasu Omikami, and Izumo Taisha, the residence of Okuninushi.
The Inner Shrine honors the Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami, the mythical progenitor of the imperial line.
It was supposedly first performed by the divine imperial ancestor, the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami.
Under Shinto doctrine, the Emperor governed by divine right through his direct descent from the Sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami.
Similarly, Oe intends to persuade readers that the "emperor system" - the entire set of cultural values focused on the emperor and rooted in Shinto mythology, in which the emperor or ten'no (heavenly king) is a descendant of the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu Omikami - is the source of evil in Japan.