Toyouke-Ōmikami

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Toyouke-Ōmikami is the goddess of agriculture and industry in the Shinto religion. Originally enshrined in the Tanba region[1] of Japan, she was called to reside at Gekū, Ise Shrine, about 1,500 years ago at the age of Emperor Yūryaku to offer sacred food to Amaterasu Ōmikami, the Sun Goddess.[2]

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  1. ^ Also considered Tango region that was included Tanba region before separation in Nara period, where Kono Shrine is enshrined.
  2. ^ Ise Shrine official homepage: Gekū http://www.isejingu.or.jp/foreign/about/index.html