Then addressing the sea she said:
"I will take the place of His Augustness, Yamato Take. I will
now cast myself into your outraged depths, giving my life for his.
Therefore hear me and bring him safely to the shore of
With these words she leaped quickly into the boisterous sea, and
the waves soon whirled her away and she was lost to sight. Strange
to say, the storm ceased at once, and the sea became as calm and
smooth as the matting on which the astonished onlookers were
sitting. The gods of the sea were now appeased, and the weather
cleared and the sun shone as on a summer's day.
Yamato Take soon reached the opposite shore and landed safely,
even as his wife Ototachibana had prayed. His prowess in war was
marvelous, and he succeeded after some time in conquering the