Torinoiwakusufune

Torinoiwakusufune

Torinoiwakusufune

Torinoiwakusufune (鳥之石楠船神 – Swooping Stone Hard Ship of Camphor Wood) also known as Amenotoribume (Bird Boat of Heaven) is said to be the son of Izanami and Izanagi in both the Kojiki and Nihongi12.

In the Kojiki he is said to have been born after the Spirit Kayanohime1, whereas, the Nihongi states he was born after Susano-o.2

The Nihongi also states this Spirit, as a boat, had the Leech Child placed in him when Izanami and Izanagi wanted to sent the Child away.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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