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A large sculpture set in a garden honors Okuninushi no Mikoto who turned over his lands to the first emperor.  The hairstyle and clothing are from the Jomon era which was from 400 BC to 400 AD, perhaps when Izumo was first used for worship.
Copyright © 2007, Helen and Steve Rindsberg

A large sculpture set in a garden honors Okuninushi no Mikoto who turned over his lands to the first emperor. The hairstyle and clothing are from the Jomon era which was from 400 BC to 400 AD, perhaps when Izumo was first used for worship.