Advent

Ninigi,Amaterasu

Advent

Now that Amaterasu and Omohikane arrived at the Ameno bridge, they were bending down and peeping at the other side of the bridge. There was a man emitting a strong light.

Omohikane

Omohikane

Now that Amaterasu and Omohikane arrived at the Ameno bridge, they were bending down and peeping at the other side of the bridge. There was a man emitting a strong light.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

Omohikane...

Apparently Omohikane succeeded in forgetting about Oshihomimi.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

I heard that people will forget something when they are stressed too much but.....How much on the earth does he love his sister?

Omohikane

Omohikane

Let's ask Uzume to investigate that person. Though she looks vulnerable, she isn't actually. Plus, she has an inexplicable power to make all men drop their guards.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

I agree.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

Oh, well...it's OK as long as he looks well...

They went back to their palace, and told Uzume to do a research about the man. Uzume was the goddess who had danced fantastically when they tried to get Amaterasu out of the cave.

Uzume walked to the man briskly. Suddenly the man became restless. He seemed to struggle to avert his eyes from Uzume's bosoms. Amaterasu and Omohikane were watching them from distance looked at each other's faces and did high fives.

Uzume

Uzume

Hi, mate! What are you doing here?

Sarutabiko

Sarutabiko

Oh....boso...no...err..I'm..I'm Sarutabiko. I'm one of the gods in Middle Earth. I heard that the grandson of Amaterasu would come here...so I want to show them the way.

Uzume

Uzume

OK. So, you aren't a bad guy, are you?

Sarutabiko

Sarutabiko

No...No! I'm not a bad guy.

Uzume

Uzume

I see. OK. So please wait here for a while. They need a time to prepare.

Sarutabiko

Sarutabiko

Yes, yes. Sure.

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Uzume

Uzume

That's all about him!

Uzume said to Amaterasu cheerfully.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

Good. I'm relieved to hear that he doesn't have any bad intentions. It may not be a good idea to keep him waiting for a long time, so let's get ready quickly.

After she heard Uzume's report, she told Omohikane, Uzume, Koyane, Futodama, Tadikarao, and another three gods to go down to Middle Earth with Ninigi. All of them were the gods who had done the crucial roles at Amaterasu's hubbub.

When they got ready, they gathered at the Ameno bridge to see usher Sarutabiko.

Koyane

Koyane

It's like a reunion!

Koyane laughed.

Futodama

Futodama

Yeah. It brings back memories.

Futodama nodded.

Tadikarao

Tadikarao

You've grown up mentally, haven't you?

Tadikarao tapped Amaterasu's head.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

No way. You are the people that I trust the most. It's all on you.

Uzume

Uzume

Yes, madam!

Uzume made a courtesy in a funny way.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

And....I give it to you, Ninigi.

Amaterasu brought three things carefully.

Ninigi

Ninigi

What are these?

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

They are the three sacred treasures. Yata mirror and Yasakani beads, they helped me a lot when I was totally depressed. And this is the sword of Kusanagi. My brother Susanoh received it when he got over his inner problems.

Please hang Yata mirror carefully as if it was me.

Ninigi felt responsible when he got the three sacred treasures.

Ninigi

Ninigi

Thank you. I'm honored.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

I believe you, Ninigi. Because you are my grandson!

Ninigi

Ninigi

Yes, Madam Ama!

Amaterasu was delighted with Ninigi's innocent smile. She was also convinced that they could make a great country which would make Ohkuninushi satisfied.

And then Amaterasu talked to Omohikane. He has been her best confidant since the time she was hiding in the cave.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

So...please take care of Ninigi.

Omohikane

Omohikane

Amaterasu, thank you for letting me go with him.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

My pleasure. We're on track now here, so please support him in Middle Earth. Thank you for everything.

Omohikane

Omohikane

Don't mention it. Thank you, too...

Omohikane

Omohikane

But don't forget to organise your room even when I'm not here.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

No way!

As she took the gee, all of them bursted out laughing.

But after the laughter, no one knew what to say. It was so quiet.

Amaterasu added in a hurry.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

Well...So...Take care. Have a nice journey.

She waved her hand.

Ninigi

Ninigi

Yes! Good bye, Madam Ama.

After Ninigi waved back to her, all of them followed Sarutabiko and left for Middle Earth.

Amaterasu was watching them becoming smaller bit by bit. Though she wanted to keep her dignity as the authority, she waved her hand for a long time before she could realise it. She was leaning forward to see them clearly and almost falling from the bridge. Her servant caught her dress in a haste. She didn't care about her servant and said loudly.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

Ninigi!

I'll watch over you! I'll watch over you, your kids, your grandkids, your offspring, your people, your country and....

Ninigi

Ninigi

Thanks! I'm glad to hear that!

Ninigi waved back widely again.

When they'd gone out of Amaterasu's sight, she dropped tears and just looked at the direction they went.

Amaterasu

Amaterasu

...........................No. I'll never cry.

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Thus their story in Middle Earth started.

They went through thick clouds. The place where they first arrived in Middle Earth was Takachiho in Hyuga. Amenooshihi and Amatsukume caught them up soon, and passed an arrow, a box for the arrow and a sword to Ninigi. They said they were also the gifts from Amaterasu.

Amaterasu sounded like an old woman who sends off her grandkid to a big city and gives a huge amount of presents. They all laughed imagining Amaterasu like an old woman.

Ninigi was delighted when he first saw the landscapes from Takachiho.

Ninigi

Ninigi

From here, we can see the neighboring country, Korea. We have the straight way leading to the main island of Japan. We can see the sun rises, and we can also see the sun sets clearly. It must be the best place to start. It must be the best place for Madam Ama to watch us.

Omohikane felt comfortable as well.

Omohikane

Omohikane

Yes...In fact, She gets lonely easily. So she will be glad if we launch at such a distinct place.

Ninigi

Ninigi

I agree. It's good for start. Let's build the new palace here.

They built a palace with tall columns to be found easily from the Celestial Plain.

This is the beginning of the life of Ninigi in Middle Earth.

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