0 Comment| 12:25 am


    • Period: Legendary Period
    • Occupation: –
    • Family: Sarudabiko (ancestor)
    • Birth: –
    • Death: –


Otanomikoto also known as Okitama was a man mentioned within the Jinnō Shōtōki.

He is said to have been a descendant of Sarudabiko and met with Yamatohime.

During the establishment of the area to be used for the Ise Grand Shrine, Yamatohime made enquiries and it was Ōtanomikoto who told her about the place she chose.

He tells her that here there were 50 bells arranged in the shape of the shrine of Heaven, one legend even saying the Jewelled Spear of Heaven was also kept here.

Ōtanomikoto also telling her that these items here had been worshipped for 80,000 years.1


1. Varley, H.P (1980) “A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa.” New York: Columbia University Press.

Check out the Japan Archives, our Japanese History Podcast.
Instagram (Japan): @japan_archives

Check out our Gaming Channel on Youtube.
Instagram (Minecraft): @mycenria

Find the website useful?
Please consider donating to help up keep the website running.