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Hibigami is a female deity, a sun goddess, traditionally paired with the male deity Hachiman. The two are worshipped together at Usa Hachiman Shrine (one of the oldest Hachiman shrines in Japan) and at many other Hachiman shrines throughout the country. Within the system of honji suijaku, Hibigami is considered a manifestation of the bodhisattva Jinbun.


  • Haruko Nawata Ward, Women Religious Leaders in Japan's Christian Century, Ashgate (2009), 122.