Akiguinoushi

Akiguinoushi

Akiguinoushi

Akiguinoushi (飽咋之宇斯能神 – Master Filled Full) was the sixth of 12 Shinto Spirits born from Izanagi removing items from his body after wanting to wash and cleanse himself after visiting Yomi. This Spirit was formed from his hat and this is all related in the Kojiki.1

The Nihongi calls this Spirit Akigui and states they were the fourth of five born from the clothes of Izanagi. It also says they were not born from his hat, but his trousers.2

Footnotes

1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
2. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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