Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Hi no kami
Text God of fire. Fire itself is not worshiped in Japan, but various deities in charge of fire are worshiped. Hi no kami is identified with the deity Homusubi no kami, but fire-quelling deities such as kôjin are also popularly worshiped, largely centering on the hearth or stove. Whenever a cause for pollution occurs, the ashes of the hearth or stove are changed.