Wiki Category: Shikoku

Megijima

Megijima

Megijima Megijima (女木島) is a small island within the Seto Inland Sea, north of the city of Takamatsu on Shikoku Island. Its small size only reaches 2.7km squared. The island is made famous due to its associations with the folktale of Momotaro where this island is known as Onigashima, an[...]

Tosa Province

Tosa Province

See also: List of Provinces Tosa Province Tosa Province  (土佐国) was an old Province of Japan, situated now in modern day Kōchi Prefecture on the Island of Shikoku.1 During the Heian Period, in 930AD, Ki no Tsurayuki was appointed Governor of this Province.2 During the Edo Period this Province was[...]

Ki no Tsurayuki

Ki no Tsurayuki

Period: Heian Period Occupation: Poet, Governor Family: Ki no Tokibumi (son) Birth: – Death: 946AD Ki no Tsurayuki Ki no Tsurayuki (紀 貫之) was a high ranking court nobleman of the Heian Period. Best known for his poetry and prose. Between the years of 905 and 922AD he helped in[...]

Ōyamatsumi

Ōyamatsumi

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: The Mountains Family: Izanami (mother) Izanagi (father) Kayanohime (sister/wife) Kuninosazuchi (son) Amenosazuchi (daughter) Amenosagiri (daughter) Kuninosagiri (son) Amenokurado (daughter) Kuninokurado (son) Ōtomatohime (daughter) Ōtomatohiko (son) Several others. Ōyamatsumi Ōyamatsumi (大山祇 – Great Mountain Majesty) is the Spirit of the Mountains and was created by Izanami and[...]

Emperor Nintoku

Emperor Nintoku

Reign: 313-400AD Period: Kofun Period Family: – Burial Place: Kofun in Osaka Order of Succession: Predecessor Emperor Ojin * Successor Emperor Richu Emperor Nintoku Emperor Nintoku (仁徳天皇) is said to have come to the throne after a succession dispute. He is the sixteenth Emperor of Japan. It is believed that[...]

Ōgetsuhime

Ōgetsuhime

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Iyo Family: Otoshi (father?), Izanami (mother?), Izanagi (father?),  Ehime (sister), Takeyoriwake (brother), Iiyorohiko (brother) Ōgetsuhime Ōgetsuhime (大宣都比売) was one of the four Spirits of the Land of Groves according to the Kojiki, residing in the East part of the island called ‘Awa’. As a female food Spirit[...]

Takeyoriwake

Takeyoriwake

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Iyo Family: Ehime (sister), Iiyorohiko (brother), Ogetsuhime (sister) Takeyoriwake Takeyoriwake (建日別 – Lord Summoned Brave) was the last of the four Spirits in the Land of Groves according to the Kojiki, residing in the Southern part of the Island called ‘To-sa’. Nothing more is mentioned of[...]

Iiyorohiko

Iiyorohiko

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Iyo Family: Ehime (sister), Takeyoriwake (brother), Ogetsuhime (sister) Iiyorohiko Iiyorohiko (飯依比古 – Food Summon Lad) was one of the four Spirits of the Land of Groves according to the Kojiki, residing in the North part of the island called ‘Sandy Hollows’, nothing more is mentioned of[...]

Ehime (Shinto)

Ehime (Shinto)

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Iyo Family: Takeyoriwake (brother), Iiyorohiko (brother), Ogetsuhime (sister) Ehime Ehime (愛比売 – Lady Lovely) was one of the four Spirits of the Land of Groves according to the Kojiki, residing in the South-West part of the Island called ‘Groves’. Nothing more is mentioned of her.1 Footnotes[...]

Shōdoshima

Shōdoshima

Co-ordinates: 34°30′49″N 134°17′08″E Region: Shikoku Prefecture: Kagawa Prefecture Shōdoshima Shōdoshima (小豆島) was historically known as Azuki-shima (Read Bean Isle) and was, according to the Kojiki, the second island born after the Great Land of Eightfold Isles, inhabited by the Spirit Ōnodehime. This island is located between Shikoku and the western[...]

Shikoku

Shikoku

Co-ordinates: 33°45′N 133°30′E Prefecture: Ehime Prefecture, Kagawa Prefecture, Kochi Prefecture, Tokushima Prefecture. Shikoku Shikoku (四国, Four Provinces) also historically called Iyo (伊予, Land of Groves) in the Kojiki and Nihongi is one of the four main islands of Japan. Mythical Creation According to both the Kojiki and the Nihongi this[...]

Izanagi

Izanagi

Affiliation: Shinto Deity of: Japan Family: Izanami (sister/wife) Awokashikine (mother) Aha Nagi (father) Children (numerous – see below) Izanagi Izanagi (伊邪那岐 or 伊弉諾, He Who Beckons2) was the brother and husband of Izanami, born as the 7th Generation of kami. Through sexual congress, the two of them gave birth to[...]

Inugami

Inugami

Inugami and Shirachigo The Inugami (犬神, Dog God) is a type of Yōkai depicted in the Gazu Hyakki Yagyō alongside the creature Shirachigo (白児, White Child). The Inugami is also seen in the Hyakkai Zukan. The Inugami has associations with Western Japan and the island of Shikoku, here venerated as[...]

Izanami

Izanami

Affiliation: Shinto Kami of: Japan Family: Izanagi (brother/husband) Awokashikine (mother) Numerous children (see below) Izanami Izanami (伊弉冉尊 or 伊邪那美命, She Who Beckons2) was the sister and wife of Izanagi, born as the 7th Generation of kami. Through sexual congress, the two of them gave birth to Japan, the seas, mountains,[...]