Awaji Island birth story

Awaji Island is said to be the first place in Japan to be born.

According to Japanese history books, the gods of men and women, who received a mission from heaven, stirred the chaotic land with their spearheads.

It is said that Awaji Island was formed by the solidification of the first salt water drops that fell from the tip of the spear.

Then, the god of the man and the god of the woman who got down to Awaji Island got married and became a married couple.

The gods of men and women also created Shikoku, Oki Islands, Kyushu, Iki, Tsushima, Sado, and Honshu.

It became the current form of Japan.

The male god is called "Izanagi" and the female god is called "Izanami".

Therefore, there is Izanagi Shrine on Awaji Island. It is the oldest shrine in Japan.

The gods of "Izanagi" and "Izanami" are enshrined in Izanagi Shrine.

Also, as a tourist spot, not only Japanese but also many people from non-Japanese countries visit every year.

Awaji Island is also called "Onokoro Island". "Onokorojima" from the reading of Chinese characters used in Japan

Was named. "Onokorojima Shrine" near the place where "Izanagi" and "Izanami" are said to have landed

there is. Onokorojima Shrine has the benefit of marriage. And there are many power spots related to matchmaking.

The torii gate of Onokorojima Shrine is one of the three major torii gates in Japan. The height of the torii is 21.7 meters,

The width is 31.2 meters.

When you come to Awaji Island, why don't you go there? I recommend it.


Image: At the Awaji Service Area (bound for Kobe) in Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Japanese: (from right to left)

Birthplace of Japan

Japanese gods


Onokoro Island

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