THE UNDERWORLD: understanding the myth
A TRIP TO THE UNDERWORLD
This story is very similar to the Orpheus story in the Greek myth. It’s said that this is not just a coincidence, the myth in Greece or the Oriental countries might have come to Japan through China and Korea.
FOOD OF THE UNDERWORLD
It’s not clear what exactly Izanami ate. In the Greek myth, Persephone ate some pomegranate in the underworld so she could not go back to her mother.