Tenson kōrin

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In Japanese mythology, the tenson kōrin (天孫降臨) is the descent of Amaterasu's grandson Ninigi-no-Mikoto from Heaven (Takamagahara) to Ashihara no Nakatsukuni; according to legend, the direct place of descent is at Takachiho-gawara in Japan.[1][2] Following the tenson kōrin, Ninigi's son, Hoori, was born.


  1. ^ Guide, Japan Hoppers Travel. "Takachiho-gawara | Kirishima | Japan Travel Guide - Japan Hoppers". Japan Hoppers - Free Japan Travel Guide. Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  2. ^ Chilson, Clark; Swanson, Paul, eds. (2006). Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions. University of Hawaii Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-8248-3002-1.