AbstractIn the Kojiki and Fudoki（Japanese ancient myth）, legends of giant trees are found. These trees are mythological cosmic trees, like Yggdarsil in Scandinavian myth. Eliade points out in shamanism when the shaman undergoes initiation, the shaman must climb up the cosmic tree in ecstasy. In Kagura, the symbolism of a giant tree is also found. Thus, clearly the image of the cosmic tree is an immemorially old one for humans.
長崎大学総合環境研究, 12(2), pp.97-100; 2010