lzanagi and his wife Lzanami were asked by spirits to create a new land from the spirits.
They plunged a spear into the ocean and when they pulled it out drops fell from the tip, forming the first Japanese isalnd
they settled in this island and gave birth to the islands that now form Japan.
once again they also gave birth to a range of Gods to inhabit each of these lands such as the wind, rivers and land.
while giving birth to the god of fire Lzanami died. Her husband tried to get her back back Lzanami refused . he returned alone bringing with him so many impurities with him. these impurities caused human wrongdoing .
when he washed himself the water droplets that ell from him created other Gods and one of those Gods became the first Japanese emperor