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Kusanagi no tsurugi 天 叢 雲 剣 / 草 薙 剣, Grass-Cutting Sword SHORTFILM / MODEL Kusanagi 500 Lawnmower

Kusanagi no tsurugi 天 叢 雲 剣 / 草 薙 剣, Grass-Cutting Sword, is one of the Three Sacred Treasures, the Imperial Regalia of Japan.
It is not shown publicly, there is only a description of a monk who allegedly saw it once.

It could be seen publicly at the intronization of Emperor Naruhito in 2019, with the other two Sacred Treasures. It was packed in a box that was wrapped in a cloth.

Originally the sword was called Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi "Heavenly Sword of Gathering Clouds",

After Yamato Takeru, the son of Emperor Keiko, once used it to cut grass to protect his life from deliberately inflamed grass, he renamed it Kusanagi, Grass Cutting Sword.

I thought it would be a nice and interesting idea if a lawnmower manufacturer would build a model named Kusanagi. The name would already stand for very high quality.

That was my inspiration for my model Kusanagi 500 with the triple blades.

quick overview about the KUSANAGI STORY
The Lengendary Japanese Sword - Imperial Regalia of Japan

Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi 草 薙 の 剣
in translation also as
"Grass-Cutting Sword"

Is next to the mirror Yata Yata no Kagami 八 咫 鏡
the curved jewel Yasakani no Magatama 八尺 瓊 曲 玉
one of the three throne insigias of Japan
(The Three Sacred Treasures 三種 の 神器)

It was once named by Susanoo 三種 の 神器 the deity of the wind in the
Fight against the snake Yamata no Orochi マ タ ノ オ ロ チ conquered.
It was in the snake's fourth tail.

The first name was dan Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi 天 叢 雲 剣
Heavenly Sword of Gathering Clouds

Susanoo gave the sword in reparation
a quarrel of his sister Amaterasu goddess Kami of the sun 天 照 大 御 神

Ninigi-no_Mikoto d 瓊瓊 杵 尊 he great-grandfather of Japan's first Kauser Jimmu 神 武天皇,
and Amaterasu's grandson brought the sword with him to earth

72-114 (82-113) AD YAMATO TAKERU

A few generations later, Yamatohime-no-mikoto gave 倭 比 売 命,
Shrine Maiden, daughter of Emperor Suinin 垂 仁 天皇, and probably the one
builder of the Ise shrine 伊 勢 神宮, the sword to her nephew
Yamato Takeru.

Yamato Takeru was a legendary prince of the Yamato dynasty, Prince Ousu 小 碓 命,
Son of KaiserKeikō 景行 天皇

Yamato Takeru was trapped one day. He is surrounded alone on open grassland.
His horse is killed and he is shot at with burning arrows.

He tries to cut the grass with his aunt's sword
Flames cannot get closer.

While waving the sword to and fro, he discovers that the sword has power
owns the wind to control.

He controls the fire with the help of the wind and sends it back to his attackers.

He then names the sword as Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi 草 薙 の 剣, Grass Cutting Sword,
as a reminder that he could barely escape death with it.

The Kusanagi is used in Kojiki 古 事 記 (is an early Japanese chronicle)
and in Nihon shoki 日本 書 紀 (is the second-oldest book of classical Japanese history)




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