Japanese Mythology

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IZUMO

Shinto legendary place

Also known as Idzumo

The first inhabited land and Underworld Central Station

This old province of Japan is reputed to be the original first inhabited piece of newly created Earth.

It is known as ‘The Central Land of The Reed Plains.’ The reeds did not have to whisper as all the trees and flowers could speak at the time. Eventually noisy humans filled the world with gobbledygook and banal utterings. After that, the plants decided to stay at levels more or less inaudible to thick human ears.

Izumo is full of caves and tunnels leading to mysterious places, and is reckoned to be a gateway to Yomi, the Underworld. A kind of mystical metro system, Izumo connects Heaven and Earth together and is regularly used by the gods commuting to meetings. Unfortunately the main entrance is usually blocked by a large boulder placed there by Izanagi to keep the mortals out.

Izumo Facts and Figures

Name: Izumo
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Idzumo

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: legendary place
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

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Article last revised on November 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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