• Period: Legendery Period
    • Occupation: Shinto Priest
    • Family: –
    • Birth: –
    • Death: –


Igakashikowo (伊香色雄命) is a man who lived during the reign of Emperor Sujin.

In the kojiki we see that he was instructed by Emperor Sujin to make 80 heavenly platters and to establish shrines to the earthly kami.

He is additionally ordered to worship with red-coloured shields and spears the kami of Sumisaka in Uda and with black-coloured shields and spears the kami of Ohosaka.12

In the nihongi we see him make pottery alongside the Mononobe Clan which is then taken by the Emperor to worship the kami.3


1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
2. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co.
3. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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