Izanami (伊弉冉 or 伊邪那美) the first female as well as the goddess of creation and death. She died shortly after the birth of Kagu-tsuchi, and Izanagi - her husband- followed her to the underworld, but failed to bring her back to the living world. A marital spat between the pair caused the cycle of life and death for all living beings.
In the Woods Kasamatsu Shirō (Japan, 1898-1991) Japan, 1955 Prints; woodcuts Color woodblock print Image: 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (37.5 x 24.1 cm); Paper: 15 3/4 x 10 15/16 in. (40.0 x 27.8 cm) Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Felix Juda (M.73.37.364) Japanese Art