Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Takama no hara
Text Plain of High Heaven. In Shinto, ame (heaven) is a lofty, sacred world, the home of the amatsukami or Heavenly Gods. Some scholars have attempted to explain the myth of the descent of the gods from Takama no Hara as an allegory of the migration of peoples and have sought to identify it with a specific geographical location, but it is likely to have referred from the beginning to a higher world in a religious sense. See also ame-tsuchi.