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Other namesKukurihime-no-Mikoto (菊理媛命)
Shirayama-Hime (白山比咩)
Shirayama Hime no Kami (しらやまひめのかみ)
Hakusan (白山)
Major cult centerShirayama Hime Shrine
TextsNihon Shoki (Nihongi)
FestivalsHakusan Festival

Kukurihime no Kami (菊理媛神), also Kukurihime no Mikoto (菊理媛命), is a Japanese Shinto goddess[1][2] venerated as Shirayama Hime (白山比咩) (also known as Shirayama Hime no Kami (しらやまひめのかみ)) at Shirayama Hime Shrine in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.[1][3][4][5] She is equated with Hakusan (白山), a goddess worshipped in Kaga Province.[6] She is mentioned in Nihongi (Nihon Shoki), but not in Kojiki.[7][8] She is also venerated at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo and at Yōrō Shrine in Gifu Prefecture.[9][10] Kukuri appears very briefly during the myth of Yomi, after Izanagi used the great god Michikaeshi Ōkami to block the entry to Yomi no kuni. Her words are praised by Izanagi,[11] but what she said to him was not recorded (or erased),[12][13] which is strange, since Kukurihime is worshipped in 3,000 shrines across Japan,[9][10] and was later merged with Kannon Bosatsu.[9][10][14]


  1. ^ a b Shinto Encyclopedia Volume One piece 264 (original 455 pages) [ Kukurihimenomomikoto Kikurihime]
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of the World Goddess pages 42-43 "Kukurihime Kikurihime"
  3. ^ Shirayama Hime Shrine history compilation committee edition "Hakusan Faith illustration" (Shirayama Hime Shrine, 2003)
  4. ^ Emperor Keishinkai Digital Collection, National Diet Library "Kokuzai Chusha Hakusanjo Shrine" "National Famous Shrine Photographs," Imperial Keishinkai, December 1922 .
  5. ^ Morokami Divine Festival Deity Dictionary pp. 446-447 "Shirayama Hime Shrine"
  6. ^ # Yama no reiryoku (Mountain spirit power) pp. 177-178 "Hakusan that Jomon people also danced to"
  7. ^ Tonerishin'nō-hen, edited by the National Diet Library Digital Collection "Nippon Shoki Vol. 30 (1)".
  8. ^ Hakusan Festival Shinko Volume 9 (Original page 8)
  9. ^ a b c Brian Bocking, A Popular Dictionary of Shinto (Routledge, 2005).
  10. ^ a b c Stuart D. B. Picken, Historical Dictionary of Shinto (Scarecrow Press, 2010) p. 102.
  11. ^ Taro Sakamoto, Saburo Ienaga, Mitsusada Inoue, Shin Ono School Note "Nihon Shoki (1)" Iwanami Shoten <Iwanami Bunko>, September 1994.ISBN 4-00-300041-2 .
  12. ^ Kana Japanese Calligraphy First Volume 93 (Original page 38)
  13. ^ Apocalypse of the gods, pages 75-77, "Genealogy of the erased Hakusan dynasty"
  14. ^ # Mountain spirit power 180 pages