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Amanoiwato-jinja (天岩戸神社) is a Shinto shrine located in Takachiho, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. It is dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu and sits above the gorge containing Ama-no-Iwato, the cave where, according to Japanese legend, the goddess hid after battle with her brother, plunging the world into darkness until lured out by the spirit of merriment Ame-no-Uzume.
Torii at Amanoiwato-jinja
|Location||1073-1, Iwato, Takachiho|
|Glossary of Shinto|
The Amano-Iwato cave is an object of worship in festivals and is a rock cave on the other side of the Iwato River from nishihongū. You can see the cave from nishihongū after participating in a Shinto ritual for purification.
The Takamagahara pantheon is thought to have gathered and discussed how to get Amaterasu out of the Heavenly Rock Cave, Amano-Iwato, at this riverside cave
- "Amano-iwato Shrine - Japan National Tourism Organization". Japan national tourism organization. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
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