Mount Daisan

Mount Daisan
Mount Daisan.

Mount Daisan

Mount Daisan (大山) resides in Tottori Prefecture and reached a height of 1729 meters is the tallest in the region.

During the time the Izumo Fudoki was compiled this Mountain was called Hikami High Mountain (火神岳). The mountain has connection to the ‘Land Pulling Myth,’ mentioned in the Izumo Fudoki. After the Spirit Yatsukamizu Omitsuno drags land from the Tsutsu Cape in Koshi Province he ties it with rope to Izumo Province, tying the rope around Hikami High Mountain.1

Footnotes

1. Carlqvist, A. (2010) “The Land Pulling Myth and Some Aspects of Historical Reality”. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. 37, No.2, pp.185-222.

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