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Amaterasu Omikami 天照大神

Amaterasu is the goddess of the sun and the supreme Shinto deity. Goddess Amaterasu is reverred at the Grand Ise Shrine, which is the only site dedicated to her.

Japanese emperors are said to descend directly from Amaterasu, hence their divine status until Emperor Hirohito was forced to proclaim his human-nature after Japan's defeat in WWII in 1945.

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