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Home » 7. Concepts and Doctrines » Basic Terms
Miitsu
Miitsu can also written . Miitsu refers to the powerful authority of a kami or an emperor, or to a divine spirit that possesses such power. As recorded in the Bizen no kuni Fudoki , the Emperor Sujin sends Takeokumi on a punitive expedition against the Tsuchigumo of Bizen province, but the enemy destroy themselves without a battle. Takeogumi later reports the victory to the emperor saying, "How else can it be explained, if not for the miitsu of the emperor?" In Book VII of the Nihongi, Yamatotakeru reported to Emperor Keikō that he was able to conquer the Kumaso by "trusting in the Emperor's 'divine spirit' (mitama no fuyu)." There are many similar instances in which miitsu is used to praise the power of the emperor following a victorious battle.

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