The last of these spontaneous divine generations were a brother and a sister, named Izanagi and Izanami.
When they met, Izanami held her tongue while Izanagi said, "What a lovely woman!"
Shortly after this very ingenuous proposal Izanagi and Izanami were married.
Izanagi skirted the base of the mountain to the right, Izanami turned to the left.
Retreating to another part of the world—that is, into southwestern Japan—Izanami purified himself by bathing in a stream.
Here he placed a huge rock, and eventually came face to face with Izanami.
I was told this when I wanted to go to the legendary burial-place of Izanami.
The actual work of creation was done by a male deity, Izanagi, and a female deity, Izanami.
Ayame was true to the old religion, the worship of the descendants of Izanagi and Izanami.
Izanami would fain have left that place to rejoin Izanagi on the beautiful earth.