Ifuya Pass

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Ifuya Pass

The Ifuya Pass (Ifuya zaka), according to the Kojiki, is located in Izumo Province. This mountain pass was said to contain the location to the entrance to Yomi known as Hirasaka and is mentioned in the Engi Rites and Gazeteers which state a shrine existed named after this mountain pass. It is now located in the modern day city of Matsue, Shimane Prefecture.1


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

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Ifuya Pass