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|Other names||Kukurihime-no-Mikoto (菊理媛命)|
Shirayama Hime no Kami (しらやまひめのかみ)
|Major cult center||Shirayama Hime Shrine|
|Texts||Nihon Shoki (Nihongi)|
Kukurihime no Kami (菊理媛神), also Kukurihime no Mikoto (菊理媛命), is a Japanese Shinto goddess 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. She is equated with Hakusan (白山), a goddess worshipped in Kaga Province. She is mentioned in Nihongi (Nihon Shoki), but not in Kojiki. She is also venerated at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo and at Yōrō Shrine in Gifu Prefecture. 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, but what she said to him was not recorded (or erased), which is strange, since Kukurihime is worshipped in 3,000 shrines across Japan, and was later merged with Kannon Bosatsu.