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The god Susano was banished from the celestial kingdom by his sister Amaterasu. He met on Earth the eight-headed dragon Yamato-no-Orochi. He made it drunk and killed it. He found a sword inside the tail of the dragon. He called it “Ame no murakumo tsurugi” which can be translated by “the sword of multitude rain clouds”.
Susano offered this sword to his sister Amaterasu and begged her forgiveness. She accepted. She transmitted the sword to her descendants who gave it to their descendants. And so on. The descendants became the emperors of Japan and they kept the sword inside the imperial palace until 92 B.C.
The emperor Sujin built the sanctuary of Kasanui. He gave this sanctuary to his sister priestess and he required her to keep an eye on the sword of Susano and the mirror of Amaterasu.
In 5 B.C., Kasanui was transferred to Ise Shrine where Amaterasu is venerated.
Generations past, one day Takeru Yamato, the son of the emperor Keiko received the sword from his priestess sister’s hands in order to fight his foes. In honor of his exploits, the sword was called “Kusanagi no Tsurugi” which can be translated by “the sword which cut the grass close to the ground.
In the X/1999, it is the hidden miko Arashi Kishu who keeps this sword inside her body.