• Affiliation: Shinto
  • Kami of: Boulder covering the entrance to Yomi
  • Family: None


Chigaeshinoōkami (道返之大神 – Great Spirit Road Retreat) is the Shinto kami of the boulder that Izanagi places in front of the entrance of Yomi so his wife Izanami cannot pursue him.12

This kami has the alternate names of Fusagarimasuyomotsutonoōkami (Great Spirit Athwart the Underworld)1 and Yomidonifusagaruhokami (黄泉戸大神).2


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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