Aoshima-jinja Shrine

Aoshima-jinja Shrine

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Aoshima-jinja is a Shinto shrine located in Miyazaki, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan. It is dedicated to Hoori, Otohime and Shiotsuchi-no oji.

Hoori (hoori-no mikoto), also known as Hikohohodemi no Mikoto, was, in Japanese mythology, the third and youngest son of the kami Ninigi-no-Mikoto and the blossom princess Konohanasakuya-hime. He is one of the ancestors of the Emperors of Japan. He is also called Hohodemi and is most frequently known as Yamasachihiko (lit. the prince of the mountain of fortune).

Toyotama-hime (Japanese for "luminous jewel"), better known as Otohime, is a goddess in Japanese mythology, and is featured in the Kojiki as well as Nihon Shoki. She is the beautiful daughter of RyŻjin, the god of the sea. She married the hunter Hoori and gave birth to a son, who in turn produced Emperor Jimmu, the first Emperor of Japan. After giving birth, she turned into a dragon or a wani and flew away.