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    • Period: Legendary Period
    • Occupation: Prince
    • Family: Kiyohiko (great-grandson)
    • Birth: –
    • Death: –


Amenohihoko/Amanohihoko (天之日矛) was a prince from Silla who visit Japan during the 3rd year of Emperor Suinin’s reign. He was the great-grandfather of Kiyohiko.

He brought a gift of three gems (Habuto, Ashidaka and Ukaka) as well as an Idzushi short sword, Idzushi spear, sun mirror, and Kumahimorogi. These were stored in Tajima and made divine items.1

His name also seen in fudoki, when Amenohihoko wrests land from Ōkuninushi in Harima.2


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

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