Encyclopedia of Shinto

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カテゴリー1: 7. Concepts and Doctrines
カテゴリー2: Basic Terms
Ne no kuni
Literally, "Land of the Roots," it is also known as Ne no katasukuni, Soko no kuni, or Haha no kuni. It is the place to which Susanoo is banished by his father Izanagi, who says to him: "Thou mayest no longer dwell in this land." From this we can deduce that Haha no kuni-Ne no katasukuni refers generally to any place other than Takamanohara (High Heavenly Plain) and Ashihara no nakatsukuni (Central Land of Reeds). It has also been speculated that it is another name for Yomotsukuni. According to Engishiki, concerning the Great Purification (Ōharae) that takes place on the last day of the sixth month, Hayasasura hime, the female deity who rules Ne no kuni-Soko no kuni removes on that occasion all manner of sins, thereby effecting the cleansing of what is called the "sins of the four corners of the land below heaven," that is, those of the entire country.
See also Yomi
— Nishioka Kazuhiko

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