Miyazu

(redirected from Amanohashidate)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Miyazu

Miyazu (mēyäˈzo͞o), town (1990 pop. 26,450), Kyoto prefecture, S Honshu, Japan, on Miyazu Bay. It is a fishing port and processes marine products. Nearby is Ama-no-hashidate, or “heaven's bridge,” a long promontory covered with pine trees whose fantastic shapes are reflected in the waters of the bay. This was the site, according to legend, where Izanagi and Izanami stood while they created the islands of Japan (see Shinto).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2022, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Notes about each artifact contextualize and edify: the Japanese screen shows pilgrims to Chion Temple [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] and Amanohashidate [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.], located on the Japan Sea coast northwest of Kyoto.