Izanagi and Izanami were asked to create land by the spirits, so they were given a spear. they plunged the spear into the ocean and as they took the spear out, the water droplets at the end of the spear fell and made islands, such as Japan
Izanagi and Izanami settled on this first island and gave birth to all of the islands that now form Japan. They also gave birth to a range of different gods to in habit each of these islands, such as the gods of the trees, winds, rivers and mountains.
While giving birth to the god of fire, Izanami died.
Izanagi followed her to the Land of the Dead, to bring her back, but she refused so he returned alone.
By doing so brought many impurities back to Earth with him. These impurities cause human wrongdoing and suffering.
Izanagi washed himself clean, and the water drops that fell from his body became other gods. Japanese legend and mythology states that Amatersu’s grandson, Jimmu, became the first Japanese emperor.