Land Pulling Myth
In the ‘Land Pulling Myth’ mentioned in the Izumo Fudoki an area called ‘Saki Country of the Northern Gate‘ (兆門佐伎之国) is mentioned and some believe it may refer to Naka Island (中ノ島) in this island chain.3
1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
2. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
3. 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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