Takamagahara

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Takama-ga-hara (Japanese: 高天原), literally "High Heaven's Plain" but usually translated as the "High Plain of Heaven," is a place in Japanese mythology. In Shinto, Takama-ga-hara is the place where the Kami live. The legends say it's connected to the Earth by the bridge Ama-no uki-hashi (the "Floating Bridge of Heaven"). In Shinto, when a kami is worshipped, it is invited to leave Takama-ga-hara and enter a shrine.

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  • "Takamagahara". Encyclopedia Mythica. Retrieved 2006-2-23.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  • Ono, Sokyo (1962). Shinto: The Kami Way. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 0-8048-3557-8. 
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Japanese Mythology & Folklore

Mythic Texts and Folktales:
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