In the 30th year of his fathers reign he and his brother Ōtarashihiko were commanded to state what it is that they want. Inishikinoiribiko says all he wants is a bow and arrow, Ōhotarashihiko saying he wanted the throne.
Due to this the asked for gifts were given and Ōtarashihiko was made heir officially in his 37th year of his ruling.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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