Chimata (道俣神 – Road Fork) was the fifth 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 trousers and this is all related in the Kojiki.1
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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