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|
The kami of Okanoura in Tsukushi. According to the record of Emperor Chūai's reign in Nihongi, the emperor was making a progress to Tsukushi (present-day Kyushu) when his boat attempted to enter the estuary of Oka. Unable to make headway up the estuary, the emperor asked his pilot Kumawani the reason, and was told that it was apparently against the will of the local kami Ōkuranushi and Tsuburahime. Hearing this, the emperor appointed a man of Yamato, Igahiko to act as celebrant in offering worship to the two kami, whereupon the boat was able to pass in to the harbor. The two deities are worshiped at Takakura Jinja in Onga District, Fukuoka Prefecture and at other shrines.