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
Okizakaru, Okitsunagisabiko, Okitsukahibera
Text [Okizakaru no kami.Okitsunagisabiko no kami.Okitsukahibera no kami] (Kojiki)
Kami appearing in Kojiki as Izanagi returned from the land of Yomi. As Izanagi purged himself from his pollution, he threw away the bracelets on his left arm, thus producing these three deities. The prefix oki of these names contrasts with the he prefixing the names of the three deities created when Izanagi discarded the bracelets from his right arm. The word okizakaru means "to depart from the offing," while the word bera means "border" and nagisa means "beside the lapping waves." In any case, the names suggest the state of Izanagi's pollution having flowed away into the ocean. See also Hezakaru no kami, Hetsunagisabiko no kami, Hetsukahibera no kami.

-Yumiyama Tatsuya

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