Ofudesaki 16:012–3

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Author: Miki Nakayama
Date Published: 1998
Pages: 486 (English ed.)

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Ofudesaki 16:012–3 is a set of verses from the Ofudesaki. The English translation below is the sixth edition translation.


Listen! This origin is the venerable shika to kike kono moto naru to yū no wa na しかときけ このもとなると ゆうのハな
Kunitokotachi and Omotari. Kunitokotachi ni Omotari sama ya くにとこたちに をもたりさまや
After looking through the muddy waters, kono okata doromizu naka o misumashite このをかた どろみづなかを みすまして
these personages drew a fish and a serpent to them. uo to mī to o soba i hikiyose うをとみいとを そばいひきよせ

Alternate English translations

Third Edition

Listen attentively! The originators are Kunitokotachi and Omotari Sama.

This couple, looking through the muddy water, drew near a fish and a serpent.


Listen attentively! Originally in this world, there were only the venerable Kunitokotachi and Omotari.

These deities, having carefully peered into the muddy waters, drew out close to themselves a merman and a white snake.


Ofudesaki chushaku

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Translator(s): Roy Forbes

16:12, 13 Listen attentively! I, the original God and Parent that created this world and human beings are Kunitokotachi-no-Mikoto and Omotari-no-Mikoto. It was these two divine Parents who looked through the muddy ocean and first drew the uo (fish) and mi (serpent) to Them, gradually exerted their minds and created human beings.

*Note: Refer to note for 6:29–51.

『おふでさき註釈』、p. 237


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