Hoshinokamikakaseo

大分類Encyclopedia of Shinto
中分類2. Kami (Deities)
小分類Kami in Classic Texts
分野分類 CB宗教学・神道学
文化財分類 CB学術データベース
資料形式 CBテキストデータベース
TitleHoshinokamikakaseo
テキスト内容Other names: Amatsumikahoshi, Ame no kakaseo (Nihongi)



An astral kami appearing in Nihongi. Ordered by the heavenly kami to pacify the Central Land of Reed Plains, the two kami Futsunushi and Takemikazuchi descended to the Central Land and subdued the noxious indigenous kami together with the kami of grass, trees and rocks. The only rebel that remained was an evil kami named Kakaseo, who resisted the imperial forces until brought under subjection by the kami Takehazuchi. This completed the pacification of the Central Land, and the two earlier kami thus returned to the Plain of High Heaven.

According to an "alternate writing" transmitted by Nihongi, however, Futsunushi and Takemikazuchi requested that the "evil kami of heaven" Amatsumikahoshi (Kakaseo) be put to death before they descended to pacify the land. This passage thus portrays Kakaseo as a heavenly kami in contrast to the previous episodes description of him as autochthonic in origin.

These are virtually the only two passages in Japanese myth dealing with a deity of the stars, and are unique in that the kami portrayed is not in subjection to the order of the heavenly kami.

-Mori Mizue
+辞書ページURLhttps://d-museum.kokugakuin.ac.jp/eos/detail/?id=9400
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#22267382009/03/02Administrator00EOS000054HoshinokamikakaseoHoshinokamikakaseoOther names: Amatsumikahoshi, Ame no kakaseo (Nihongi)



An astral kami appearing in Nihongi. Ordered by the heavenly kami to pacify the Central Land of Reed Plains, the two kami Futsunushi and Takemikazuchi descended to the Central Land and subdued the noxious indigenous kami together with the kami of grass, trees and rocks. The only rebel that remained was an evil kami named Kakaseo, who resisted the imperial forces until brought under subjection by the kami Takehazuchi. This completed the pacification of the Central Land, and the two earlier kami thus returned to the Plain of High Heaven.

According to an "alternate writing" transmitted by Nihongi, however, Futsunushi and Takemikazuchi requested that the "evil kami of heaven" Amatsumikahoshi (Kakaseo) be put to death before they descended to pacify the land. This passage thus portrays Kakaseo as a heavenly kami in contrast to the previous episodes description of him as autochthonic in origin.

These are virtually the only two passages in Japanese myth dealing with a deity of the stars, and are unique in that the kami portrayed is not in subjection to the order of the heavenly kami.

-Mori Mizue6723[Hoshi no kami kakaseo] (Nihongi)1

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