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The Sacred Mirror
She is tasked with making a mirror to help in coaxing her out of the cave to bring sunlight back to the world. An alternative version of the nihongi, in which she is called Ono-kori-dome, states she formed a Sun Spear made out of copper form Mount Kagu to help get Amaterasu out of the cave as well as Heavenly Bellows out of Stag Hide. Additionally it goes on to say that the kami which she fashioned by this means was called Hinomahe and lives in Kii Province.
Another version has her father making the mirror and not her.2
Reign of Emperor Sujin
1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
2. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
3. Varley, H.P (1980) “A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa.” New York: Columbia University Press.
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