11" x 14" print in a 16" x 20" rose gold frame


Deity of the Moon. Ruler of the Night. Tsukuyomi is the second of the "three noble children" and brother to Amaterasu and Susano'o. He was born when his father, Izanagi-no-Mikoto cleansed himself of the taint of the underworld after he visited his undead wife, Izanami-no-Mikoto, and narrowly escaped her enraged clutches. Tsukuyomi was born when Izanagi washed out of his right eye. In an alternative story, Tsukuyomi was born from a mirror made of white copper in Izanagi's right hand. Tsukuyomi and Amaterasu were once married and resided in the same part of the sky. However, after an incident where he killed another sibling, Uke Mochi, Goddess Protector of Food, Amaterasu moved to another part of the sky, thus creating night and day.