Wakumusubi

Wakumusubi

Wakumusubi

Wakumusubi (和久産巣日神 – Fresh Growth) is Shinto Spirit of Agriculture born from the urine of Izanami during her death throws after being burnt by the Spirit Kagutsuchi. He is the brother of Mizuhanome and has a child called Toyoukebime. This is all related in the Kojiki.1

The Nihongi states they are the child of Haniyamahime and Kagutsuchi and that from his head came the silkworm and mulberry, and from his navel came the five grains.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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