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Amaterasu Omikami ('the Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven') is the sun goddess and most important deity of the Shinto religion. Amaterasu is the ruler of Takama no Hara (the High Celestial Plain), the domain of the kami or spirits. The most important Shinto shrine in Japan, the Ise Grand Shrine or Jingu, is dedicated to Amaterasu.

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