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- Rhymes: -uːmi
- (Japanese mythology, Shinto) A brother of Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi, Susanoo and Kagutsuchi, and an important kami in charge of the mountains and the sea. Sometimes also viewed as in charge of sake brewing and war.
- 2008, Susan Zitterbart, Kumano Mandara: Portraits, Power, and Lineage in Medieval Japan, page 29:
- When Saichō (767-822) established Enryakuji on Mount Hiei as his Tendai center he adopted the already enshrined kami of the cultic site, Ōmiwa Myōjin and Ōyamatsumi, as tutelary deities of the monastic center.
- 2009, Herman Ooms, Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan, University of Hawaiʻi Press, page 41:
- […] , and ritually they create the world and beget Amaterasu, Susanoo, and Ōyamatsumi.
- Synonym: Ōyamatsumi-no-Mikoto
Japanese sea and mountain god
- Rōmaji transcription of