Japanese Mythology

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YOMI

Shinto Underworld legendary place

Also known as Soko-No-Kuni, Yomi-No-Kuni, Yomi-Tsu-Kuni

The Land of Gloom

This is a part of the Japanese Underworld. It is a very very very gloomy place, filled with dark brooding ghosts, miserable souls and depressed maggots.

It is more like a limbo land than anything else. Not much happens here — all the juicy torture and punishment stuff that other Underworlds delight in seems to have been put on the back burner.

Yomi was originally ruled by Izanami before her son Susano-wo took over the joint. They seems to run the place like a dreary old gentlemen’s club.

If you really must see Yomi for yourself, you can get there via the tunnels of Izumo. But whatever you do, do not eat anything during your visit. Not even a cookie or a crumb of bread.

Otherwise you will be trapped there forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever.

Yomi Facts and Figures

Name: Yomi
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Soko-No-Kuni, Yomi-No-Kuni, Yomi-Tsu-Kuni

Gender: Male
Type: legendary place
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Underworld
Area of expertise: Underworld

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

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