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Shimane: Myth and Mountains Shimane castle. Shimane: Myth and Mountains

Shimane, just to the northeast of Yamaguchi prefecture along the Sea of Japan coast, is in many ways the spiritual heart of Japan. Mentions of it first appear in the foundational myths of Japan as the earthly domain of the kami Okuninushi, and where Susanoo, brother of the sun kami Amaterasu, defeated the massive eight-headed […]