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 [Nakisawame no kami] (Kojiki)
Other names: Nakisawame no mikoto(Nihongi)

A kami produced from the tears of Izanagi, shed as he clutched the dead body of his consort Izanami. This kami was said to be enshrined at the "base of the trees" (Kinomoto) at Uneo on the foothills of the mountain Amanokaguyama. The anthology Man'yōshū likewise records a poem of entreaty to the "Nakisawa Shrine," which is identified with the Uneotsutamoto Shrine.

-Mori Mizue

Pronunciation in Japanese/用語音声

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