Himejima (Naniwa)


Himejima is an island off the coast from the ancient port of Naniwa and may be the island referred to in the kojiki as the fourth of six islands made after the Great Land of Eightfold Isles inhabited by the kami Amehitotsune. The island was reportedly visited by Emperor Nintoku during his reign.1


1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.

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Himejima (Naniwa)