- Period: Legendery Period
- Occupation: –
- Family: Izumo Furune (brother) Umashikarahisa (brother)
- Birth: –
- Death: –
Ihiirine (飯入根) was the brother of Izumo Furune and Umashikarahisa. He gives over some sacred treasures to his brother Umashikarahisa and his son Ukatsukunu so they may take them to Emperor Sujin at his request.
His brother Izumo Furune is angered by this as the treasure are under his care, but he was not around at the time to give over the items when the Emperor made his request.
In retaliation Furune invites him to Yamiya Pools to see the plants there. Furune places upon his back a wooden blade which looks real and after arriving at the pools takes up his brother own blade and kills him with it.
The nihongi relates a song which was written about this event:
The sword girt on
By the warrior of Idzumi
(Where many clouds arise)
There is the sheath enwound with creepers
But, alas! There is no blade.
1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
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