Izanagi-no-kami (伊邪那岐神) & Izanami-no-kami (伊邪那美神), the first gods who had a human body came down on their feet on the very small island which was born from the ocean of mud. There were strange shapes made from mud but it looked like the pillar, like the crag, like the trees or like the spiral shell. They symbolized it which was a higher place than others as the tower to Ame-no-mihashira (天御柱 means pillar of heaven) and they turned around it. Izanagi who was the symbol of masculinity was from the left side, Izanami who was the symbol of feminity was from the right side, they turned around to be closely connected between man and woman in the Shin-ra-ban-shyou (森羅万象 means everything in the universe). “Oh.. you are such an amazing man, Izanagi..” “No way, you are a beautiful princess, Izanami..” They encountered on their way and praised each other. Then, Izanagi whispered words in her ear gently. “I have a strange point which sticks out. However, you also have a strange point which sticks in” “I think that it means we can be together and we have to make kids for building a country. how do you think?” They gazed into their eyes and whispered beautiful things and hugged deeply and deeply then, melted in one.
Since that moment, they melt in one and Izanami gave birth to a lot of islands to build Japan. womwom, womwom, she gave birth to Hiruko (水蛭子) Awa-shima (淡島) Awaji-shima (淡路島). Hiruko and Awa-shima didn’t have a good shape and they were thrown away into the ocean and Awaji-shima had a better and bigger shape than those and it became a strong island. then she gave birth to Hutana-no-shima (二名島) (as know as now Shikoku (四国) now) which has 4 faces: Awa (阿波), Tosa (土佐), Iyo (伊豫), Sanuki (讃岐). Then, she gave birth to Mitsugo-no-shima (三子島) in Oki (隠岐), Tsukushi-no-shima (筑紫島) which also has 4 faces, and Iki-no-shima (伊岐島), Tsu-shima (津島), Sado-no-shima (佐度島). After that, Oo-yamato-toyo-akitsu-shima (大倭豊秋津島 which is the Honshu (本州) the main island of Japan now) was born. They named those 8 islands Oo-yashima-no-kuni (大八島国) then she gave birth to a lot of small islands around there and Japan was build as now. She also gave birth to the gods of stones, winds, ocean, trees, mountains, fields, rivers and etc… which are the gods between heaven and earth.
Finally, she gave birth to the god of fire Hi-no-kagutsuti-no-kami (火之迦具土神). The god made a big and terrible scorching flame as a lava or surged from the inside of Izanami’s womb and the god burned her private part and her body and she got sick and got weak. However, she vomited with the last of her strength and she wet her panties with pee and shit.
From this vomit, the husband and wife gods of metal Kanayama-biko-no-kami (金山毘古神) & Kanayama-bime-no-kami (金山毘売神) were born. From this shit, the husband and wife gods of clay Hani-yasu-biko-no-kami (波邇夜須毘古神) & Hani-yasu-bime-no-kami (波邇夜須毘売神) and from this pee, the husband and wife gods of water Mitsuha-no-me-no-kami (彌都波能売神) & Waku-musuhi-no-kami (和久産巣日神) were born. Izanami produced the graces of mineral, clay and water from her death by pain from the scorching flame. Now, we are people, living because of gods who were born from her body and got her breath and love. The living is exactly the act of taking the gods body & love from nature into your body.
Izanami gave birth to Hiruko at first, gave birth to the god of fire Kagutsuti-no-kami last, produced the graces of mineral, clay and water and passed away to Yomi-no-kuni (黄泉の国 means Hades). She passed away by herself into the country of darkness as the night. “Oh.. My sweet honey… Why did you pass away by yourself without bringing me? Please come back to me.” Izanagi’s sadness became fury and he cut Kagutsuti-no-kami’s body into small pieces. The red blood overflew, splashed on the huge rock, then the ferocious and harsh gods Take-mikazuchi-no-o-nokami (建御雷乃男神) & Take-hutu-no-kami (健布都神) and various shapes of huge rocks appeared from there.
Izanagi couldn’t forget his lovely wife and went into Yomi-no-kuni to run after Izanami. He runs to look for her all over the Yomi-no-kuni and arrived at a completely dark underground and he could meet her again. “Why did you go away from me without saying anything? Our mission of the birth of children hasn’t finished yet, We haven’t finished creating our country. Please come back to our country and let’s finish create our lovely country.” Izanagi implored her. “my dear husband, it is too late to get back. I already ate the food of Yomi-no-kuni. It is impossible to go back to Earth after I ate the food of the country of the dead.” “However…” After she saw Izanagi’s sad face, she continued to say. “If you really love me, I want to ask to be sure to the god of Yomi-no-kuni. However please promise me that you don’t move here and don’t look for me.” After she said that, she disappeared into the darkness.
Izanagi waited for her long long long long time. However, no matter how long he waited she didn’t come back. “What happened with her? but I should wait for her here. Where did she disappear to? but I shouldn’t look for her. However, she may not come back here anymore.” Izanami who couldn’t stay there any longer started to walk in the darkness to look for her. Then, when he arrived in one of the caves of Yomi-no-kuni, he found her body which was lying with the million maggots, horrifying to the eye.
To be continued…