This character means to know.The name of the deity is Kotoshironushino-kami, which can be translated as ‘the one who knows things’. Put simply, the God teaches and guides us in our actions and behaviour in everyday life, and so the name expresses the essence of wisdom. The character also expresses the fact that another God, ‘Mihotsuhimeno-mikoto’ passed on the know-how of agricultural skill to the people.