Amaterasu Emerging From Exile

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Utagawa Toyokuni III
published on 20 May 2016

An 1857 CE print by Utagawa Toyokuni III showing the sun goddess Amaterasu, the most important deity of the Japanese Shinto religion. Here she emerges from self-exile in a cave. The figure on the right is most probably the god Ame-no-tajikara-wo.

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