Encyclopedia of Shinto

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カテゴリー1: 2. Kami (Deities)
カテゴリー2: Kami in Classic Texts
Text [Uda no sumisaka no kami](Kojiki)(Nihongi)
A kami offered worship in the era of legendary Emperor Sujin. The name Uda no Sumisaka referred to the place-name Sumisaka in Uda District of Yamato Province. As recounted by Nihongi and Kojiki, a great epidemic occurred in the ninth year of Sujin's reign, resulting in numerous deaths. The emperor had oracular dreams indicating that the epidemic was a result of the kami-power of the deity Ōmononushi, and specifying the means of worship necessary to quell the epidemic. The emperor was instructed to worship Sumisaka no kami with offerings of red shields and spears, and to worship Ōsaka no kami with black shields and spears. According to the Nihongi entry for the seventh year of Emperor Yūryaku, the emperor ordered Sugaru Chiisakobe no Muraji to seize the deity dwelling on the hill of Mimoro; an interlinear gloss adds that the deity was identified variously as Ōmononushi or Sumisaka no kami. No shrine with this deity's name is listed among the shikinaisha, but some scholars identify it with the kami of Udamikumari Shrine.

-Mori Mizue

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