Diary on a Trip to Ise and Mt.Hakusan – PART 11

Standing in front of the main building of Hakusan Chukyo Shrine(白山中居神社), I felt spiritual vibrations of ancient deities. They were those of Izanagi(イザナギ) and Izanami(イザナミ)or of the whole mountain. In large shrines that have fain in Mt.Hakusan, rituals for Izanagi and Izanami are performed. It was in the later years that Kukurihime-shin(ククリヒメ神)was added to the main deities Izanagi and Izanami. Originally, Hakusan Shrines were shrines where only Izanagi and Izanami were worshipped.Kukurihime-shin had been concealed for a long time as the secret deity who harmonized her parents, Izanagi and Izanami.

  • ancient 古代の
  • whole 全体の
  • ritual 儀式
  • originally 元々は
  • worship 崇拝する
  • conceal 隠す
  • harmonize 調和させる

According to Japanese myths, Izanagi and Izanami gave birth to all deities belonging to Amatsu-kami (天津神)and Kunitsu-kami(国津神) and produced the land of Japan. However, just as Izanagi and Izanami are not especially worshipped in Ise Grand Shrine, most present shrines that worship deities belonging to Amatsu-kami don’t make much of them.

  • myth 神話
  • give birth to A Aを産む
  • produce 生み出す
  • make much of A Aを重要視する

In the present shinto shrines, various rites and rituals are performed not with Izanagi and Izanami being the main deities but with Kukurihime-shin being such. In Hakusan shrines, in contrast, Izanagi and Izanami have been worshipped as their main deities since ancient times. It can be said that Mt. Hakusan is the mountain where Izanagi and Izanami still rest.

  • rite 儀式
  • in contarast 対照的に
  • ancient times 古代
  • rest 鎮る

Then I went to a small shrine on the right side of the main building where Amaterasu-o-ho-mi-kami was worshipped, when I got the same vision of a sundisc as the one I get in Ise.  And at another small shrine whose main deity was Ninigi shin(ニニギ神), I felt the same kind of holy energy. Also, at a small shrine near the entrance of Hakusan Chukyo Shrine whose main deity was Sarutahiko-shin(猿田彦神), I sensed a holy energy.

  • sundisc 日輪
  • entrancce 入り口
  • holy 神聖な

Such a shrine is rare in that all small shrines in the precincts are active. Though there are a lot of shrines whose main deity is Ninigi-shin all over Japan, this was the first one where I could feel the holy energy. It is unfortunate that most of them have become so polluted with visitors’ energy of greed that I can’t feel any holy energy there.

  • rare 珍しい
  • in that S+V SがVするという点で
  • unfortunate 残念な
  • pollute 汚染する

Hakusan Chukyo Shrine is where all stars of deities who descended to earth in ancient times, which is called Tensonkorin(天孫降臨), including Izanagi and Izanami, still reiside and rest. It can be the main stage for the second Tensonkorin. It is interesting that Geku(外宮) of Ise Grand Shrine and Hakusan Chukyo Shrine were both founded during the reign of Emperor Yuryaku(雄略天皇). I feel that here lies the divine will of Kuni-tama(国魂), the guardian deity of a country who steers the state behind the scenes.

  • descend 降りる
  • including A Aを含めて
  • found 創建する
  • reign 治世
  • divine 神の
  • behind the scenes 背後から

As the line between Mt.Hakusan and Ise on which holy energy falls “opens up,” this shrine will be more and more famous. It is when a lot of people visit this shrine and Ise that these places are spiritually connected and a new door of the World of Gods will open. This is what was designed by God a long, long time ago. When this happens, all conflicts will be resolved in harmony, such as conflicts between Amatsu-kami and Kunitsu-kami, nations, people, family members and so on.

  • famous 有名な
  • connect 結び付ける
  • conflict 争い
  • resolve 解決する
  • harmony 調和

It seems that intervention from the future into the present is needed for children of the future to be born. This has to do with the advent of UFOs, which suggests the intervention from the future. In Japanese myths, Kukurihime-shin disappears suddenly after mediating the quarrels of her parents, never to appear. After her disappearance, a lot of deities were born. That is, she came from the future beyond time and space to save her parents. This is the reason she had to disappear.

  • intervention 介入
  • have to with A Aと関係がある
  • advent 到来
  • disappear 姿を消す
  • suddenly 突然
  • mediate 仲裁する

If you can afford to make a round trip between Ise and Mt.Hakusan, you may be the one that came from the future with the mission to harmonize human beings. I want you to do this with care as a representative for those who cannot afford to or all human beings.

  • can afford to~ 〜する余裕がある
  • round trip 往復
  • mission 使命
  • representative 代表

Even If you cannot afford to for some reasons, there’s no problem. All you have to do is cleanse your spiritual line and remind yourself of gratitude, which contribute to the world. It’s also important to visit the shrine of your birthplace and a shrine near your house. But remember, when you do these, you must do it by yourself or with your family, not in a group, because doing them in a group doesn’t meet the will of the gods.

  • cleanse 浄化
  • contribute 貢献する
  • brithplace 生まれた場所
  • by oneself 一人で
  • in a group 集団で

After this, I visited Nagataki Hakusan Shrine(長滝白山神社) and Shirayama Hime shrine(白山比咩神社) and completed this trip to Ise and Mt.Hakusan finally. Now I feel everyday that I’ve become much younger in body and in mind.

  • complete 終える
  • finally とうとう
  • in body and in mind 心身ともに

生かして頂いて ありがとう御座位ます

I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su



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secret of kukurihimenokami


Kukurihimenokami(ククリ姫神)is a goddess who once appaers in a part of the book Nihon Shoki(日本書記),the chronicles of Japan published in 720, where she appeared as an arbitrator at the scene of her parents fighting each other so hard as to kill each other.

  • goddess 女神
  • appear 登場する
  • chronicles 年代記
  • arbitrator 仲裁者
  • scene 場面
  • so … as to~ 〜するくらい…

Izanami got uterine cancer because of giving birth to Fire God, and hid herself into Yominokuni(黄泉の国), the land of the dead. Trying to get her back, Izanagi went there, and when they were fighting each other at Yominohirasaka(黄泉の比良坂), a borderline between this world and the other world,  Kukurihimenokami appeared as a god who stopped the fighting.

  • uterine cancer 子宮がん
  • because of A Aのために
  • give birth to A Aを産む
  • hide A into B AをBに隠す
  • land 国
  • the dead 死者
  • get A back Aを取り戻す
  • borderline 境界
  • the other world あの世

Though they were her parents and gods who had given birth to some gods, Izanagi and Izanami were both arbitrated by accepting Kukurihimenokami’s suggestion.

  • though S+V SはVするけれども
  • arbitrate 仲裁する
  • accept 受け入れる
  • suggestion 提案

If I interpret this story spiritually in terms of the present world affairs, it means that when critical enough situations to spell the difference between life and death of human race over nuclear weapons(Fire God) come, superpowers try to break through this hopeless situation only to find conflicts spreading because of talks among them getting entangled and the moment superpowers all over the world try to push the buttons of nukes, a country, which worships goddess , watching over the whole situations , appears to arbitrate them and stop the last world war. The country of goddess is Japan, which worships Ameterasuohomikami(天照御太神).

  • interpret 解釈する
  • in terms of A Aの観点から
  • present 現在の
  • world affairs 世界情勢
  • mean 意味する
  • critical 重大な
  • …enough to~ 〜するくらい…
  • situations 状況
  • spell 招く
  • difference 違い
  • human race 人類
  • nuclear weapon 核兵器
  • superpower 超大国
  • break through A Aを打開する
  • conflict 闘争
  • spread 拡大する
  • get entangled こじれる
  • the moment S+V SがVするやいなや
  • botton ボタン
  • nukes 核兵器
  • woeship 崇拝する
  • watch over A Aを静観する
  • whole 全体の

In the myth, Amaterasuohomikami appears after the fights between Izanami and Izanagi but If those had not been resolved, Amaterasuohomikami would have never been born. The fact is Amaterasuohomikami’s spiritual body took on a form of Kukurihimenokami , appeared suddenly before them and arbitrated. This is why Kukurihimenokami appeared just once never to appear again in “Kojiki”(古事記), Japan’s oldest historical record in 712 and “Nihon Shoki.”

  • myth 神話
  • resolve 解決する
  • in fact 実は
  • take on A Aを帯びる
  • This is why S +V  こういうわけでSはVする
  • never to~ そして二度と〜することはなかった

The same thing can be said of the World of Reality. A soul with a certain mission chooses his or her parents to be born in this world. If the parents are always quarreling  with  each other, the soul can’t be fertilized, so he or she tries to support them spiritually from behind.

  • soul 魂
  • a certain ある
  • mission 使命
  • choose 選ぶ
  • be always ~ing いつも〜してばかりいる
  • quarrel 口喧嘩する
  • be fertilized 受精する
  • support 支援する

It has been a mystery for a long time in the field of Shinto why Kukurihimenokami just once appeared in the story and disappeared suddenly. The truth is the true identity of Kukurihimenokami was Amaterasuohomikmii.

  • mystery 謎
  • field 分野
  • disappear 消える
  • suddenly 突然
  • The truth is 実は
  • true identity 正体



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