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Azumi-no-isora (阿曇磯良) is a shinto kami of the seashore. He is considered to be the ancestor of the Azumi people. He is worshiped at a number of shrines, including Mekari Shrine (和布刈神社) of Kitakyushu, Shika no Umi shrine on Shika Island,[1] and Shiga Shrine (志賀神社) of Tsushima.

There are some myths where Azumi-no-isora has a sexual relationship with the empress.[2]


  1. ^ Japanese Journal of Religious Studies. International Institute for the Study of Religions. 1993.
  2. ^ Rambelli, Fabio (2018-07-12). The Sea and the Sacred in Japan: Aspects of Maritime Religion. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 978-1-350-06287-0.