Yashiro Island

Yashiro Island

Yashiro Island is an island often attributed to being Ōshima island in the kojiki and Ohoshima in the nihongi.

Ōshima (大島 – Great Isle) was, according to the kojiki, the third island born after the Great Land of Eightfold Isles, inhabited by the kami Ōtamaruwake.1

The nihongi names this island as Ohoshima stating it to have been the sixth island of the Grand Land of Eightfold Isles to have been created.2


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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Yashiro Island