By Paul D. Storrie
This image novel tells the tale of Amaterasu, the japanese Shinto goddess of the sunlight. Amaterasu's mom and dad create the 1st 8 islands of Japan. Amaterasu's father later places his young children answerable for elements of the wildlife. attractive and kindly Amaterasu is made the goddess of the sunlight. yet her brother, Susano, god of the ocean and storms, is jealous of his sister's place. In worry of Susano's mood, Amaterasu hides in a cave, plunging the area into darkness. the opposite gods and goddesses needs to get a hold of a smart plan to trap Amaterasu from her hiding position and fix order to the realm.
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She is credited with creating the mirror used to lure Amaterasu from her cave. izanagi (ee-zah-nah-gee): the Shinto sky god who created the world with his wife, Izanami original pencil sketch from page 27 46 izanami (ee-zah-nah-mee): the Shinto earth goddess who created the world with her husband, Izanagi kami (kah-mee): divine spirits. Kami can take the form of gods and goddesses, and they are also found throughout nature. omohi-kane (oh-moh-jih-kah-neh): a Shinto god of wisdom shikome (shih-koh-meh): foul women who inhabit Yomi shinto: the native religion of Japan.
Topics include the beginning of rice cultivation, the development of towns and trade, and the rise of religions, including Shinto. creating amaterasu: return of the sun As with many myths and legends, some details about Amaterasu’s tale vary. ), the Encyclopedia of Eastern Myth, and other sources on Asian mythology. Artist Ron Randall used details from Japanese art, costume museums, and traditional architecture to shape the story’s visual details—from Amaterasu’s gown to the mirror used to lure her out of the cave.
This site features information on Japan’s gods and goddesses, heroes, and monsters. Jingu. htm. This website explains Amaterasu’s Shinto shrine, Ise Jingu. “Manga: Ise Jingu” is an illustrated section for kids on activities at the shrine, the tale of Amaterasu’s mirror, and more stories about the goddess. McAlpine, Helen, and William McAlpine. Tales from Japan. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2002. Originally published in 1958, the McAlpines’ classic book retells Japanese myths and folktales.