of Amaterasu Omikami:
|Ancient Japanese believed that
the kami had various aspects. Most wellknown are the peaceful aspect
of nigimitama, and the energetic aspect of aramitama.
The Aramatsuri-no-miya is the sanctuary enshrining aramitama spirit
of Amaterasu Omikami. This sanctuary is paired with the main sanctuary
at the Naiku, where the nigimitama spirit of Amaterasu Omikami is
enshrined. Therefore, the rituals at the main sanctuary are always
followed by similar rituals at the Aramatsuri-no-miya, and an Imperial
envoy participates in both ceremonies.