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Ninigi-no-Mikoto

Ninigi-no-Mikoto (瓊瓊杵尊) is, in Japanese mythology, the son of Ame no Oshihomimi no Mikoto and Takuhadachiji hime no Mikoto (栲幡千千姫命), and grandson of Amaterasu, who sent him down to earth to plant rice there. He was the great-grandfather of Emperor Jimmu. His wife was Konohanasakuya-hime. His name also appears as Ninigi (瓊瓊杵).