Amenooshio (天之忍男 – Grand Men of Heaven) was the kami which inhabited the island of Chikanoshima, according to the Kojiki.1

The Nihongi does not give a name to this deity, simply stating:

Izanami and Izanagi then produced the sea, the rivers, and then the mountains,` after the Great Land of Eightfold Isles.2

This kami is said to have been the father of Yosotarashi Hime who was wife to Emperor Kōshō.3


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.
3. Ponsonby, F. (1959) “The Imperial House of Japan.” Kyoto: Ponsonby Memorial Society.

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