In Japanese mythology, the story of the birth of the gods occurs after the creation of Japan and refers to the birth of the kami, descendants of Izanagi and Izanami. According to the Kojiki, various gods were born from the relationship between Izanagi and Izanami until the fire deity, Kagutsuchi, at birth burned Izanamis genitals, Izanagi, witnessing the death of his beloved wife, in rage took the ten-grasp sabre and crushed his child, Kagutsuchi. A number of gods were born from the blood and remains of Kagutsuchi, then Izanagi performed the misogi ritual purification through which more gods are born. The last of these are the three most important gods of Shinto, Amaterasu, goddess of the sun, Tsukuyomi, deity of the moon, in her agony, from her vomit, urine and feces more gods were born. At the time Izanagi crept moaning about the body and mourned her death, from his tears Nakisawame was born. Subsequently Izanagi buried Izanami on Mount Hiba and his sadness turned into anger and he decided to kill Kagutsuchi with a ten-grasp sword called Ame-no-ohabari. From the blood of Kagutsuchi the following gods emerged, Iwasaku Nesaku Iwatsutsunoo The gods above were born from the blood fell from the tip of the sword in the rocks. Mikahayahi Hihayahi Takemikagutsuchinoo, also known as Takefutsu or Toyofutsu The gods above were born from the blood fell from the blade of the sword. Kuraokami Kuramitsuha The gods above were born from the blood fell from the handle of the sword. Izanagi then decided to bring back Izanami and goes to Yomi-no-kuni, crossing the gates to that world, he met Izanami and says to her, The countries that you and me have created have not been completed yet. Izanami replied, Too bad you did not come before, for I have eaten in the country of Yomi. however, under no circumstances you may look at me. On saying this, Izanami entered the palace of these gods, however, time passed and she did not return and Izanagi began to despair. So he broke one of the tines of his ornamental comb mizura that he wore in the bun of his hair, lit it in order to light the place. He manages to find Izanami but is surprised to see that she lost her beauty and had become a rotting corpse, Izanagi, shocked, decided to return home, but Izanami was embarrassed by his appearance and commanded the Yomotsushikome to chase Izanagi. In his flight, he took the head-dress from his head, the Yomotsushikome started to eat them but kept chasing the fleeing Izanagi. So he broke the tine of the comb that he wore in his right bun, however, Izanami decided to release the eight gods of thunder and 1,500 warriors from Yomi to continue the pursuit. Izanagi drew and brandished his Totsuka-no-Tsurugi sword to continue his flight, as they pursued him, Izanagi reached the Yomotsu-hirasaka, the slope that descends from the land of the living to Yomi. He took three peaches from a tree that had grown in place and threw them at his pursuers so that they fled
Genealogy of Izanagi and Izanami according to the Kojiki
Gods born during the agony and death of Izanami.
Gods that emerged during the purification of Izanagi.