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カテゴリー1: 2. Kami (Deities)
カテゴリー2: Kami in Classic Texts
Text [Wazurai no ushi no kami] (Kojiki)
Other names: Wazurai no kami(Nihongi)

A kami produced when Izanagi returned from the underworld of Yomi and performed ablutions (misogi, harae). Before entering the water, Izanagi cast down his staff, belt, clothes, and footwear; according to both Kojiki and Nihongi, Wazurainoushi was produced from his clothes. The name Wazurai means "troubles," and indicate the pollutions of death which had adhered to his clothes in the land of Yomi.

-Yumiyama Tatsuya

Pronunciation in Japanese/用語音声

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