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 [Ōimi no kami] (Nihongi)
Other names: Wakauka no me no mikoto (Engishiki)

The kami worshiped in the festival Hirose Ōimi no matsuri. According to Nihongi's record for the fourth year of Emperor Tenmu (675 C.E.), worship was presented to Ōimi no kami at Kawawa in Hirose, and to the wind deities in Tatsuta. The Hirose Ōimi no matsuri norito transmitted by Engishiki relates the name of the imperial deity worshiped at "Kawaai in Hirose" as "Wakaukanome no mikoto, bearer of foods." Based on the fact that the kami was an imperial deity of foodstuffs, the name is said to refer to the goddess Toyoukehime.

-Mori Mizue

Pronunciation in Japanese/用語音声

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