The kami are supernatural supreme deities, such as gods, angels, and spirits, who reside in the ancient city of Takamagahara. Similarly, gender is also not implied in the word kami, which can be used to refer to either male or female kami.
A kami is anything or phenomenon that produces the emotions of fear and awe, with no distinction between good and evil.
In Japanese Shinto, Kotoamatsukami (別天津神, literally means "distinguishing heavenly kami") is the collective name for the first powers which came into existence at the time of the creation of the universe. They were born in Takamagahara, the world of Heaven at the time of the creation.
- Amenominakanushi - Central Master God
- Takamimusubi – God of High creation
- Kamimusubi - God of Divine creation
- Umashiashikabihikoji – God of Energy
- Amenotokotachi – Heaven God
- Izanagi-no-Ôkami – First Male / Izanami-no-kami – First Female
- Amaterasu-ômikami – Goddess of the Sun
- Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto – God of the Moon
- Tatehaya Susanoo-no-Mikoto – God of the Sea and Storm
- Inari Ôkami – God of Fertility, Agriculture, foxes, and Industry.
- Ame-no-Uzume – Goddess of Dawn
- Sarutahiko Okami – God of the Earth
- Amatsu-Mikaboshi – God of evil and of the stars (August Star of Heaven)