Eight Cedar Trees (Kitsumachi, Yunnan City)

Yamotosugi (Kijimachi, Yunnan City) is said to have buried the "eight corners" of the "Shirshi no Suginari" Yagi Daija (yamata no orochi) from Kamishiro.

From here, I will explain the name of the listed shrine in chronological order.

First of all, "Izumo Kaoru Fudoki" was completed on February 30, 733, about
years ago. Next, the Enki-style God Name Book, which was completed about
years ago and in the middle of the Heian period (extended 5 years and 927 years), is the last of the "Izumo-an Fudoki" and "Enki-style God Name Book" (present-day shrine).

【約1300年前】About 1300 years ago

【出雲國風土記(izumo no kuni fudoki)所載社(Place of publication)】
The shrine record was completed in February 733 AD.

【國】 出雲國(izumo no kuni)
【郡】 大原郡(ohara no kori) 条
神祇官社(jingikan no yashiro )

【社名】 樋社

【読み】(ひ の)やしろ
【How to read】(hi no) yashiro



【約1100年前】About 1100 years ago

【延喜式神名帳(engishiki jimmeicho)所載社(Place of publication)】
The shrine record was completed in December 927 AD.

【國】 出雲國(izumo no kuni)
【郡】 大原郡(ohara no kori)

【社名】同[斐伊]社坐 斐伊波夜比古神社

【読み】(おなじきやしろにいます ひいはやひこのかみのやしろ)
【How to read】
(onajiki yashironiimasu hii hayahiko no kamino yashiro)画像利用 国立国会図書館デジタルコレクション 延喜式 : 校訂. 上巻(昭和4至7)


【現在】At the moment

【論社】Current specific shrine

【神社名】(shrine name)

八本杉 Eight Cedar Trees(hachihon sugi)

【通称名】(Common name)


Village of Kishima, Yunnan City, Shimane Prefecture

【地 図】(Google Map)

【御祭神】(God’s name to pray)

《主》樋速比古命(hihaya hiko no mikoto)

【御神格】(God’s great power)

【格式】(Rules of dignity)

『出雲國風土記(izumo no kuni fudoki)』所載社の古社地
『延喜式神名帳(engishiki jimmeicho )』所載社の古社地

【創建】(Beginning of history)

Shrines are very old, from the days when the gods flourished. And the Death Is Still Going on

It is said that the present cedar was planted after the flood in 1873.


Hachihon sugi is said to have planted eight cedars on top of it, burying its eight corners so that the large snake (orochi) would not come back to life and harm people after Susanoo no Okoto exterminated the Yagi Great Serpent.

From the two guide boards

The origin of
the hachimoto cedar
The main protagonists in Izumo mythology are Susa no Omoto and Yagi Daija.

This Hachimotosugi is the old battlefield, and in the story of the Yaki Great Serpent exterminating on Kojiki, Susao's life (Susa no Monoto) is one of the head with one, and the tail exterminates eight large snakes,
It is said that the name of the eight cedar occurred from the place where the eight snake heads were buried in this ground and eight cedars were planted in commemoration.

Hachimoto cedar, a place derived from the legend of the Yagi Great Serpent
Susanoo life is a place where eight heads are buried here and cedars are planted on it so as not to exterminate the great snake of Yagi, to come back to life, and to harm people.
And, it is a place where poetry is enshrined as 'the cedar starving of the grace of the person who is ours, and the generation of the end which defends Yaegaki or Kokomi'

From the two guide boards

【境内社】(Other deities within the precincts)

【オタッキーポイント】(Points selected by Japanese Otaku)

It is the old estate of one company of "hi no yashiro" where two companies are written in Ohara-gun (ohara no kori) article of "Izumo no kuni fudoki"

It is said to be the old shrine site of the "Onajiki Yashironimasu Hii Hayashiko no Kamino yashiro"
written in "Engishiki Jimmeicho". の古社地と云われています

斐伊神社 Hii Shrine

In Izumokuni Fudoki, two shrines are written, one of which is compared to the Aoi Shrine.

Another company, Hiyakojija Shrine, is thought to have been around Hachimotosugi.
It is thought that in the middle of the Heian period, it was held at Goden Shrine.

The main deities are Susanoo-no-Mikoto, Inada Hime-no-Mikoto, and Itono-Owari-no-Mikoto.
The deities of the Hii Inami Yabiko Shrine, which was enshrined in the shrine, are two gods in addition to Hihaya Hikono Mikoto.

In the Edo period, the shrine was called "Miyazaki (Saitama) Daimyojin" by taking a small character (koza) in its location.

Source: "Historic Sites and Cultural Properties of Kigi Town" (Kikimachi Board of Education)

Guide board in the precincts of Aoi Shrine


【神社にお詣り】(Pray at the shrine)

From the precincts of hii shrine (hii shrine) to the west over the railway line 150m on foot, you can see the tall cedar tree "hachihon sugi".

Arrived at Hachihonsugi

is said to have been washed away by the flooding of the Aoi River many times since then. It is said that the present cedar tree was planted in
Because it is an old shrine site of the shrine, a torii gate is built, and a stone monument which shows the eight cedars is built.

The eight cedar large trees planted in an orderly order around the stone monument are in the th home, but they are a mysterious space.


【神社の伝承】(Old tales handed down to shrines)

"Izumo no kuni fudoki" tradition written in Ohara-gun article

『 斐伊郷(hi no sato) 郡家に属します

Hiya Hito no ikoto is sitting here,
so it's called hi.

In the third year of Kamigame, I changed my character to hi.

『原文』参照 国立公文書館デジタルアーカイブ『出雲國風土記』See "Original Text" National Archives Digital Archive "Izumo Kaoru Fudoki"

"Unyo shi" a tradition in the village of Hisasato, Ohara-gun

In "Unyo shi"
The present "hii shrine" is written as "Miyazaki Daimyojin"

translation of one's intention
"Hisago Satochi Hachimotosugi"
I buried the "eight horns" of the Yamata no orochi.

From The Gods, the
Cedar of the Shinshiro
The old man tells us that the song that Susanoo no mikoto sang at the time when eight cedars were planted

"The cedar of the grace of the person who looks at me is hungry, and Yaegaki is the last generation to protect it"

It flowed in the flood in 1633, and the cedar of the god generation withered, and it re-planted, and eight kakusugi (tsunosugi) now are in Tanaka of the soho.

※『雲陽志(unyo shi)』[黒沢長尚著]天保6 [1835]『原文』参照 国立公文書館デジタルアーカイブ『雲陽志』写本画像利用

It is the place where "eight
horns" of the Yamata no orochi (yamato no orochi) was buried, and it became a cedar of the signs from Kamishiro, and it is the former sitting ground of "hi no) yashiro" written in "Izumo no kuni fudoki" 八岐大蛇(yamata no orochi)の「8つの角」を埋めた所なり

"Hai" to Hachihon sugi (90 degrees bow)

Another "hi no
Please see the article of the current shrine "Aoi Shrine"



As a criterion (iii) of the World Cultural Heritage "Mt. Fuji - Object of Worship and Source of Art", it is written that "Through the ascent to the summit and pilgrimage to the sacred place at the foot of the mountain, which has inspired the tradition of mountain worship from ancient times to the present day, pilgrims wished to imbue themselves with the spiritual power of the gods and Buddhas who live there."

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