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
Shinanonosakanokami, Ashigarasakanokami
Text [Shinano no saka no kami.Ashigara saka no kami] (Kojiki)
Two kami subdued by Yamatotakeru during his eastern campaign. After passing through the provinces of Musashi and Kōzuke, Yamatotakeru arrived at the pass of Ashigara on the border of the provinces of Sagami and Suruga, where he met the kami of Ashigarasaka in the form of a white deer. Yamatotakeru killed the deer by striking it in the eye with a partially eaten stalk of wild garlic. According to Kojiki, he then passed from Kai Province into Shinano, arriving at the Pass of Shinano (Shinano no Saka) at Shinano's border with Mino, where he subdued the kami of Shinanonosaka. According to Nihongi, the kami of the mountain (yama no kami) likewise appeared here as a white deer and caused trouble for Yamatotakeru, but the latter again subdued the kami using a stalk of wild garlic.

-Yumiyama Tatsuya

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