According to the Nihongi, the two Spirits made this island the central pillar of the land, walking around the island to ‘meet for the first time’ opposed to the Kojiki where they walk around the Jeweled Heaven Spear which they stand on the island.2
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.
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