Floating Bridge of Heaven

Floating Bridge of Heaven
Izanami and Izanagi on the Floating Bridge of Heaven. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (museum link).

Floating Bridge of Heaven

The Floating Bridge of Heaven (天浮橋) is a mythological bridge where Izanagi and Izanami first came together to begin attempts at creating land on Earth. From here they thrust down the Jewelled Spear of Heaven into the Ocean, the salt that fell from the Spear forming the first island called Onogoroshima.12


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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