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Kanayamabiko, Kanayamabime
[Kanayamabiko no kami.Kanayamabime no kami] (Kojiki)
According to Kojiki, these kami were produced from the vomit (taguri) emitted by Izanami as she lay dying following the birth of the kami of fire Kagutsuchi. An "alternate writing" relating the same event in Nihongi mentions only the kami Kanayamabiko. Both kami are considered tutelaries of mines, metals, and the techniques associated with them. They are enshrined at the Nangū Taisha in Fuwa District, Gifu Prefecture, as well as at numerous Kanayama and other shrines throughout the country.

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