Birth of Japan  →

- Creation of the ONOGORO island with the spear -
Hereupon all the Heavenly Deities commanded the two Deities the Deity Invites-Male and the Deity Invites-Female,
ordering them to "make, consolidate, and give birth to this drifting land."
Granting to them an heavenly jewelled spear, they deigned to charge them.
So the two Deities, standing upon the Floating Bridge of Heaven,
pushed down the jewelled spear and stirred with it,
whereupon, when they had stiffed the brine till it went curdle-curdle,
and drew up, the brine that dripped down from the end of the spear was piled up and became an island.
  
 This is the Island of Self-Solidify. (→ )
    

- Birrth of the eight islands by and -
Hereupon the two Deities took counsel, saying:
"The children to whom we have now given birth are not good. It will be best to announce this in the august place of the Heavenly Deities."
They ascended forthwith to Heaven and enquired of Their Augustnesses the Heavenly Deities.
Then the Heavenly Deities commanded and found out by grand divination, and ordered them, saying:
"They were not good because the woman spoke first. Descend back again and amend your words."
So thereupon descending back, they again went round the heavenly august pillar as before.
Thereupon the Deity Invites-Male spoke first:
"Ah! what a fair and lovely maiden! Afterwards his younger sister the Deity Invites-Female spoke: "
Ah! what a fair and lovely youth!"
Tali modo quun orationi finem fecerant, auguste coierunt et pepererunt


Korea west route

1)  a child the Island RiceEar-CutOff of of Awaji.
              (ーーーno another name)
2)  Next they gave birth to the Island Two-peopl of Iyo.
This island has one body and four faces, and each face has a name.
   So the Land of Iyo is called Lovely-Princess;
   the Land of Sanuki is called Good-Boiled-Rice Prince;
   the Land of Aha is called the Great-Food Princess;
   the Land of Tosa is called Brave-Good-Chif.
3)  Next they gave birth to the Islands Triplets of Oki,
    another name for which is Great-Force of Sky Chif .


China continent North route

4)
 Next they gave birth to the Islands End,
This island likewise has one body and four faces and each face has a name.
   So the land Tsukushi is called White-Sun-Chif;
   the Land of Toyo is called Luxuriant-Sun-Chif;
   the Land of Hi is called Brave Sun-Confronting-Luxuriant-Wondrous-Chif;
   the Land of Kumaso is called Brave-Sun-Chif.
5)  Next they gave birth to the Island Going,
   another name for which is One-Pillar of Sky.
6)  Next they gave birth to the Island Harbor,
   another name for which is Fishing-net of Sky Princess.

from Manchuria, Mongolia

7)
 Next they gave birth to the Island Go-across.
              (ーーーno another name)
8) Next they gave birth to to the Island Great-Our-Luxuriant-Dragon-Fly,
    another name for which is August-Sky-Luxuriant-Dragon-fly-Chif.

The name of "Land-of -the- Eight-Great-Islands" therefore originated in these eight islands having been born first.
After that, when they had returned,

China continent South rout

9)  they gave birth to the Island Child of Kibi,
    another name for which is Brave-Sun Direction-Chif.
10)  Next they gave birth to the Island Small-bean,
    another name for which is Big-Field-Princess.
11) Next they gave birth to the Island Big,
    another name for which is Many-Stop-Chif.
12)  Next they gave birth to the Island Women,
    another name for which is Sky-One-Root.
13)  Next they gave birth to the Island Chika,
    another name for which is Great-Male of Sky.
14)  Next they gave birth to the Island Twin,
    another name for which is Sky-Two-Houses,