• Affiliation: Shinto
  • Deity of:
  • Family: ??


Kukurihime (菊理媛神) is a Shinto Spirit who appears in one alternative version of the Nihongi. She appear to Izanagi after he has left his wife in Yomi and divorced her.

The Nihongi says that this Spirit says something enjoyable to Izanagi and then disappears. It isn’t stated what she says.1


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

Check out Japan Archives, our Japanese History Podcast

Follow us on social media.
Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram: @nexus_travels

Supernatural Creatures