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    • Period: Legendary Period
    • Occupation: –
    • Family: Prince Amanohihoko (great-grandfather)
    • Birth: –
    • Death: –


Kiyohiko was a man from the time of Emperor Suinin, said to have been the great-grandson of Prince Amanohihoko.

Late in his reign the Emperor sends for the Divine Treasures brought at the start of his reign by Amanohihoko from Tajima.

Kiyohiko brings them for the Emperor to see. However, he attempts to hide one of the swords from the Emperor in his robes until he accidently shows it after drinking some sake.

After this the Emperor decides to take all the treasures and place them in the Sacred Treasury.

Following another inspection the sword again is found missing, Kiyohiko is asked about its whereabouts telling the Emperor it appeared by him during the night but was gone by morning.

It was later found in Ahajishima where it was them given a shrine and worshipped as a kami.1


1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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