The Source of Life Musuhi, the God of Creation
In our national anthem, there are these lyrics. “Until the tiny pebbles grow into massive boulders, lush with moss.” As the song goes, with the passing of time, small stones become boulders, and their surface becomes covered with moss. This living moss is born from nature on a boulder with nothing on it. There is a mysterious power that cannot be seen with the eye. It is the power that causes life to be born. People of old called this god “Musu”, and “Musuhi”, which brings forth all sorts of life, is the god of Kumano Taisha Shrine.