- マテシス・ウニウェルサリス (ISSN:13452770)
- vol.17, no.1, pp.1-41, 2015-11
The legend or the tradition of the island that sank in the sea is strongly related to "Kami" and is explained. Particularly, in "Heshima" of Kochi Prefecture and "Kanmurijima" of Kyoto Prefecture, an epiphany is connected with an island sinking in the sea. In "Heshima", an island sinks by intention of worshiped "Kami", and, at this time, "Kami" begins to flow, but appears again afterwards. In "Kanmurijima", "Kami" gets down on the place where an island sank in the sea, and it is considered to be ancestor assumed ancestor Kami of "Kaifu-shi", and the island comes to be recognized as "Tokoyo". In "Okameiso" of Tokushima Prefecture, the next world was conscious of to the trace which an island sank in the sea, and after all existence of "Kami" was conscious of. These "Kami" was taken to explain a disaster or to explain the divine nature that was tired to the disaster, not "Kami" as the faith. Therefore we can think with "Kami" as the logic.