Crest of the Imperial Chrysanthemum Throne.


Toyosukiiribime (豊鍬入姫命) was the daughter of Emperor Sujin and Tohotsunoayumemekuhashi.

The kojiki states that she was High Priestess at the Ise Grand Shrine.12

The Jinnō Shōtōki states that during the reign of Sujin, he had a copy of the Sacred Sword and Mirror made. They were entrusted into the care of Toyosukiiribime who built a sacred enclosure in Kasanui in Yamato to worship them in. Later she was instructed by Amaterasu to journey the provinces with the Sword and Mirror.3

Later she would entrust the care of Amaterasu onto Yamatohime.4


1. Yasumaro. O, translated by Gustav Heldt. (2014) “Kojiki. An Account of Ancient Matters”. New York: Columbia University Press.
2. Chamberlain, B. H. (1932) “Translation of the Kojiki.” Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co.
3. Varley, H.P (1980) “A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns: Jinnō Shōtōki of Kitabatake Chikafusa.” New York: Columbia University Press.
4. Aston. W.G. (1896) “Nihongi Volume 1: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD697”. Tuttle Publishing.

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