Hinokuma

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Hinokuma

Hinokuma

Hinokuma (Cyprus Corner) is a Shinto kami said to have been created by Ishikoridome. The Gleaning of Ancient Words states that when Ishikoridome first fashioned a mirror it was defective and so became the kami Hinokuma.

Hinokuma is also the name for the site of the palaces of Emperor Senka and Emperor Kinmei, now in the Takaichi district of Nara Prefecture.1

Footnotes

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

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