- 'Land where abundant rice shoots ripen beautifully'. An evocative poetic name used in the Kojiki and hence in modern Shinto theology for the land of Japan, as opposed to the heavenly realm takama-no-hara. Toyoashi is portrayed in the myths as violent and needing to be pacified by the gracious influence of heavenly kami.
A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. Brian Bocking.