Tokoyo

Tokoyo

Tokoyo

Tokoyo (Everworld) is a mythological land mentioned in the Kojiki. The area is said to have cockerals which were gathered by Omoikane as one of the various ways to try and coax Amaterasu out of the Heavenly Rock Cave after she hides inside of it.

This mythical paradise is said to also be full of Immortals and be covered in golden orange orchards. It is said to be located ‘across the sea.’1

We see Tokoyo mentioned as well in the Nihongi as the place the deity Sukunabikona departs to after helping Ōkuninushi.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.

Check out Japan Archives, our Japanese History Podcast

Follow us on social media.
Twitter: @japanarchives Instagram: @nexus_travels

Kojidan