Kawanokami

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
TitleKawanokami
テキスト内容Other names: Kahaku(Nihongi)



A generic name for kami of rivers and streams. The lineage of this kami is not described in the classics. Nihongis record of Emperor Nintokus reign contains an anecdote regarding the offering of human sacrifices (hitobashira) to the river deity called "Lord of the River" (Jp. kahaku; Ch. Hebo) at the occasion of constructing a riverbank, and Nihongis record of Empress Kōgyoku likewise notes that during a great drought, prayers were offered without effect to the "Lord of the River." The Manyōshū includes poems indicating that the river kami serves the emperor, and numerous records from the Nara period reflect the offering of prayers to the kami of famous mountains and great rivers.

-Nakayama Kaoru
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#22290382009/03/02Administrator00EOS000077KawanokamiKawanokamiOther names: Kahaku(Nihongi)



A generic name for kami of rivers and streams. The lineage of this kami is not described in the classics. Nihongis record of Emperor Nintokus reign contains an anecdote regarding the offering of human sacrifices (hitobashira) to the river deity called "Lord of the River" (Jp. kahaku; Ch. Hebo) at the occasion of constructing a riverbank, and Nihongis record of Empress Kōgyoku likewise notes that during a great drought, prayers were offered without effect to the "Lord of the River." The Manyōshū includes poems indicating that the river kami serves the emperor, and numerous records from the Nara period reflect the offering of prayers to the kami of famous mountains and great rivers.

-Nakayama Kaoru9023[Kawa no kami] (Kojiki)1

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