Mikuratana

Mikuratana

Mikuratana

Mikuratana (Mighty Storehouse Shelf) is a Spirit from Shinto mythology. She is a divine necklace, given by Izanagi to his daughter Amaterasu before she ascends to rule Heaven, this is related in the Kojiki. Within the Nihongi she is given a different name, that of Ukanomitama (Mighty Soul of Sustenance), this name is also used in one of the Norito Hymns (No.8).1

Footnotes

1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.

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Mikuratana