Okizakaru

Okizakaru

Okizakaru

Okizakaru (奥疎神 – Beyond Offshore) was the seventh of 12 Shinto Spirits born from Izanagi removing items from his body after wanting to wash and cleanse himself after visiting Yomi. This Spirit was formed from the armband on his left arm alongside Okitsunagisabiko and Okitsukaibera. This is all related in the Kojiki.1

They are not mentioned in the Nihongi.

Footnotes

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

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