Encyclopedia of Shinto

詳細表示 (Complete Article)

カテゴリー1: 2. Kami (Deities)
カテゴリー2: Kami in Classic Texts
Text [Toyokumonu no kami] (Kojiki)
Other names: Toyo kumu nu no mikoto, Toyokuinu no mikoto, Toyokoushinu no mikoto, Ukifu no toyokai no mikoto, Toyokuninushi no mikoto(Nihongi)

One of the "seven generations of the age of the kami (kamiyo) as recounted by Kojiki. According to the main text of Nihongi, one of the three "solitary kami" (hitorigami) that came into being at the first stage of creation. While little is known of the character of this kami, Motoori Norinaga suggested that toyo meant fullness or completion, while kumu meant "collect and congeal," with the associated meaning "to newly sprout." Other theories have suggested that toyo was merely an honorific, and kumu came from a word meaning "among the trees," thus indicating a region where trees grew.

Pronunciation in Japanese/用語音声

No movie/映像なし