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Amanoiwato Shrine

According to a Japanese myth, the Sun Goddess Amaterasu-omikami hid herself in a cave called Amanoiwato to avoid Susanoo-no-mikoto, her brother. This is an interpretation of a solar eclipse by ancient Japanese. Tradition says that Amano Iwato Shrine is dedicated to the cave. It is not clear when the shrine was founded but it is said that Higashihongu (east hall) was built during the 9th century.