Ise is divided into two major shrine complexs, the Imperial
Shrine, which honors the emperor's ancestors, and the Toyouke Shrine, devoted
to agriculture. The Imperial Shrine is also called the Naiku, or Inner Shrine,
and is dedicated to the Sun-Goddess, Amaterasu Omikami, from whom the early
emperors claimed to descend. Members of the Japanese imperial family still
pay tribute to their Sun goddess ancestor at the Ise Naiku. The Toyaouke
Shrine, or Geku, Outer Shrine, is dedicated to Toyuke Okami, the "Abudant
Food Great Deity."