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Myths from the Hitachi Fudoki Part One

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The Hitachi-no-Kuni Fudoki is a gazetteer of the province of Hitachi, modern Ibaraki Prefecture, in the early eighth century. It contains a substantial number of myths from the area, and this essay, the first of two, covers myths about the kami of Kashima Jingū, the kami of Mt Fuji and Mt Tsukuba, two lovers who transform, and a kami associated with weaving.

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