Kii Peninsula

Kii Peninsula

The Kii Peninsula (紀伊半島) is said to have been the home of the kami Oyabiko (Great Roof Lad). This is sited in the kojiki where this area is called the area of Woods.1

It is later mentioned in the reign of Emperor Nintoku. His Empress visited the area and whilst away from the Palace the Emperor installed his younger half-sister, much to the annoyance of his Empress.2


1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
2. Martin, P. (1997) ”The Chrysanthemum Throne”. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited.

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Kii Peninsula