Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Ta no kami
Text God of the rice fields and thus one of the most important deities to an agricultural people. Believed to descend from the heavens (or in some cases, from the mountains) in the spring and to leave in the autumn. In ancient times, identified with the deity Uka no mitama or Toyoukehime. See also yama no kami.