• This monster is based on the Shinto Sun goddess Amaterasu.
    • This card's flip-based effect is based on the legend of Ama-no-Iwato, where Amaterasu sealed herself inside a cave and deprived the world of sunlight as a result, until she was tricked into coming out. That cave is also represented by a Spirit monster, "Amano-Iwato".
  • This card has the highest Level and ATK of all Spirit monsters.
  • This is the first monster that cannot be Normal nor Special Summoned under any circumstances bar effects that ignore Summoning Conditions.
    • As a result it is the only monster whose primary way of hitting the field is being Tribute Set (although it can be Set without Tributes with the effect of Mausoleum of the Emperor).