Onogoroshima

Onogoroshima

Onogoroshima (淤能碁呂島) is the island formed by both Izanami and Izanagi using the Jewelled Spear of Heaven whilst standing upon the Floating Bridge of Heaven.

The island formed after they used the Spear to churn up the ocean below, the salt which fell from the Spear piling up to form the island.12

According to the Kojiki when the two Spirits descended to the island they found there the Mighty Pillar of Heaven and a large hall.1

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

Footnotes

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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Onogoroshima