All gods turned up at Amano Hollow with items which they were asked for by Omohikane.
There was a bonfire and a stage made of a big tub upside-down. Many gods related to music were sitting behind the stage and preparing their instruments, while the other gods were arranging a party. Next to them, a bunch of Long-Voice-Birds were there. They were the birds which sang incredibly noisily. People were usually irritated by the annoying song, but at that time, all gods expected it. The birds looked more confident than usual.
Masculine Tadikarao was waiting behind the cave.
I'm ready now.
Futodama was standing in front of the cave holding the adorned cleyera tree.
Is the angle good?
Koyane was ready for chanting.
In the end Uzume went up the stage. At the sight of her appearance, many gods got excited. Her hair was decked with vines and flowers. And most importantly, her dress was quite hot and skimpy. They could nearly peek at her bum and tits and...stuff like that. She pulled down her skirt more and beckoned Omohikane.
Let's get started!
She shook bamboo grasses in her hand. When it made captivating sounds, many gods howled with joy.
Omohikane was now on a small mound. He went over the plan again and gave the participants the final cue.
Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to Amano Hollow!! This is the operation of 'Let's bring back Amaterasu from the cave!
He didn't seem to have a talent for giving a good name.
There is only one chance. If we should fail it, we would never survive. Please do exactly what I told you. So...let's start with the Long-Voice-Birds.
Let them sing loudly!
The birds took the opportunity and sang as loud as they could. After that, Koyane started chanting Norito.
Kashikomi, Kashikomi, Momamosu...
When his sutra finished, they could hear a disco music. Uzume started dancing to the tunes. The gods made a toast and had a drinking binge while watching her dance.
Though Koyane also wanted to see the show, he controlled himself and went to Futodama who was holding the cleyera tree by herself.
"Yeaaaaaaaah!! Uzumeeeeee!! Soooooo Cool!!"
"Awesome!! It's awesome!!"
Uzume danced and danced and danced to the beat of blaring music. Each time when her clothes rose up, the audience shouted with pleasure. Some of them could peek at her bosom.
"Yes!! I saw it! I saw it!"
Meanwhile Amaterasu was confused by the blaring music and cheers.
......What? What's going on? What is this song of birds? It's dark outside, isn't it? Has the morning come without me?
She could hear the loud cheers even inside the cave.
What's going on outside? I had better look just a little bit...
...No. No rush. It might be Omohikane's trap.
However, she couldn't contain herself and opened the door of the cave quietly. She was still cautious. She opened it so slightly that she could barely see outside.
When Omohikane noticed Amaterasu, he beckoned Tadikarao waiting behind the cave.
Hey...You. What's happened? What is all of the hubble?
Uzume told her a false story.
You know, the new god finally turned up here! She is much greater than you! We're all extremely happy now and having a party!
Oh...is that true?
It was Amaterasu herself that decided to go to the cave. Nevertheless she felt bad with this unexpected situation. She opened the door a little more. Now they could see her light through it.
(She was always emitting the strong light, because she was the god of the sun.)
Futodama and Koyane pointed at Amaterasu with the adorned cleyera tree. A bunch of Yata Mirrors and Yasakani beads reflected her light and dazzling like a disco ball.
Meanwhile the other gods got excited more at the dance show.
It's so bright and beautiful! The new god must be much more powerful than me. All gods look extremely hyper...even though I'm depressed.
......Mmm. I got a little frustrated. Why not peeking at her face? I'm just curious.
Uzume's dance came to the climax. She didn't wear her shirt anymore. In fact, most gods focused on Uzume rather than Amaterasu at that time.
She kept on dancing enthusiastically and ended up taking off all of her clothes.
Oh! I'm with nothing on...!
When the gods saw naked Uzume, they all burst out laughing. Their laughter echoed all over the Celestial Plain. Uzume also laughed but continued dancing.
Amaterasu was confused even more.
Eh? What? What is interesting? Is she also good at stand-up comedy?
She went forward as if she was attracted by the sound. She could see only the silhouette.
It's too bright to see her face...but she must be the new god. She must be stuck-up and twitchy!
Oh, no! Why do they got so excited!? Shit! ....but I won't cry.
I almost see her...
Amaterasu showed her face from the cave. At the same time Omohikane called Tadikarao.
Tadikarao pulled Amaterasu's arm strongly.
Gah! Tadikarao!? What are you doing here?
I got you, Amaterasu!
He took her outside the cave and Futodama closed the door with a supernatural power immediately.
You can't go back to the cave.
Eh? What? What's going on? Where is the new god?
Only Koyane was standing at the exact place where Amaterasu thought the new god was standing. He was holding the cleyera tree adorned with numerous Yata Mirrors.
We're all waiting for you.
She looked into the mirrors. The fact was that she had just saw herself in the mirror as the new god.
Amaterasu was appalled. Finally, Omohikane told her the truth.
Ah...We made up everything. We have had quite hard time after we lost you. Can you understand the responsibilities of your position more as the god of sun?
Surprise!! Omohikane planned everything! Were you surprised?
Oh! Uzume! Please put on your clothes!
Oh, my god...Is it all for me...?
As Amaterasu eventually got the point, she couldn't help dropping some tears.
Oh....Sorry....Sorry to everyone.
"Yeah!! Amaterasu is coming!!!"
All gods were so glad to see her. They came and cheered her one after another.
The atmosphere of excitement hadn't stopped. They kept on partying including Amaterasu.
Thus, the light of the sun came back to the Celestial Plain and Middle Earth again.
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