Suyetsumimi

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Suyetsumimi

    • Period: Legendery Period
    • Occupation: –
    • Family: Ikutamayoribime (daughter)
    • Birth: –
    • Death: –

Suyetsumimi

Suyetsumimi was the father of Ikutamayoribime.123

When his daughter became pregnant he thought she had conceived by herself, however, she said she had not.

So they devised a way to find out who the father was. He instructed her to sprinkle red earth infront of the couch and pass a skien of hemp through a needle and to piece the skirt of a garment.

In the morning the needle pointed towards the way the kami had entered and left the home. And so following the needle they ended up on Mount Miwa finding Ōkuninushi there.23

Footnotes

1. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.
2. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
3. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co.

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