Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...

NINIGI-NO-MIKOTO

Shinto Cookery God

Also known as Ninigi, Ninikine

Picture of the Japanese Cookery God Ninigi-no-Mikoto from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

God of Rice and the Japanese Imperial family

With the help of Sarutahiko, he descended from the mysterious Central Land of Reeds and kickstarted proper food production — and civilization.

The grandson of Amaterasu, she passed on to him the sacred items that are the Japanese equivalent to the Crown Jewels only more so: a mirror, a necklace and the sacred sword.

His wife is the delightful Princess Blossom Konohanasakuya-Hime, with whom he fathered several fiery siblings including Hosuseri and the famous huntin’ and fishin’ brothers Hoori and Hoderi.

As a deity of rice, he might be a bit starchy and hard-boiled.

Ninigi-no-Mikoto Facts and Figures

Name: Ninigi-no-Mikoto
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ninigi, Ninikine

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Cooking
Area of expertise: Cooking, Cuisine

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on November 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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