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||[Tokihakashi no kami] (Kojiki)
Other names: Tokiokashi no kami(Kojiki)
A kami appearing only in Kojiki, described as coming into being from one of the objects thrown down by Izanagi as he performed purification (misogi). After escaping from the underworld of Yomi, Izanagi arrived at "Awakihara by the Strait of Tachibana in Hyūga of Tsukushi" and stripped off his clothing and other accoutrements in order to perform ablutions. Each of the twelve objects he discarded was transformed into a kami; the third of these was a "bag," which turned into Tokihakashi. The name itself has been interpreted as meaning to "undo and dispel" the pollution (kegare) in the same way as a discarded bag might become undone and fall open.