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||[Ōyatsuhime no mikoto.Tsumatsuhime no mikoto] (Nihongi)
The daughters of Susanoo, and tutelaries of wood production. According to an "alternate writing" transmitted by Nihongi, when Susanoo was in the land of Karakuni (Korea), he plucked out his own body hair and transformed it into the trees needed for ships, dwellings, utensils, and food. The seeds from these trees were spread by his son Isotakeru (alt. Itakeru), and Isotakeru's two younger sisters Ōyatsuhime and Tsumatsuhime. These three together crossed from Korea to the province of Kii (present-day Wakayama), and Sendai kuji hongi states that they were worshiped by the Ki no kuni no miyatsuko (territorial religious administrators of the province of Kii). The three kami were first enshrined in the Hinokuma Kunikakasu Shrine, but later divided among the three shrines Itakiso Jinja, Ōyatsuhime Jinja, and Tsumatsuhime Jinja.