After Ōkuninushi-no-kami's Kuni-zukuri, Amaterasu-ōmikami said that the Ashiharanakatsu-no-kuni should be ruled by her own son, Amenōshihomimi-no-mikoto, and ordered him to descend to Ashiharanakatsu-no-kuni. Amenōshihomimi-no-mikoto went to Ame-no-ukihashi and looked down, but seeing the unsettled lower world, he turned back. Amenōshihomimi-no-mikoto talked withAmaterasu-ōmikami.
Takamimusubi-no-kami and Amaterasu-ōmikami gathered the gods to the dry riverbed of Ame-no-yasukawa, had Omoikane-no-kami work on plans. Omoikane-no-kami and the gods talked and decided to send Amenohohi-no-mikoto. Although Amenohohi-no-mikoto descended to Ashiharanakatsu-no-kuni, he was conciliated by Ōkuninushi-no-kami and didn't return.
Again, Takamimusubi-no-kami and Amaterasu-ōmikami gathered the gods, and decided to send Amenowakahiko. Although Amenowakahiko was sent, given the Ame-no-makakoyumi and Ame-no-habaya, he married Shitateruhime, Ōkuninushi-no-kami's daughter, planning to rule the Ashiharanakatsu-no-kuni himself, and didn't return. Amaterasu-ōmikami and Takamimusubi-no-kami sent a pheasant called Nakime to make clear why Amenowakahiko doesn't return.
Nakime descended to Ashiharanakatsu-no-kuni and told Amaterasu-ōmikami's words, but Amenosagume told Amenowakahiko that the bird is ominous and he should shoot it. So Amenowakahiko used the Ame-no-makakoyumi and Ame-no-habaya and shot Nakime.
The arrow that shot through Nakime reached where Amaterasu-ōmikami and Takamimusubi-no-kami is, in Takamagahara. Takamimusubi-no-kami took the arrow and said, if Amenowakahiko hasn't betrayed and this arrow was shot by an evil spirit, this arrow will not hit him, but if he has an evil thought, the arrow would hit him. Then Takamimusubi-no-kami threw the arrow back. The arrow hit Amenowakahiko killing him.
Once again, Amaterasu-ōmikami asked the gods who to send. Omoikane-no-kami said that Amenōhabari-no-kami or his child Takemikazuchinō-no-kami should be good, so Amenokaku-no-kami went to see Amenōhabari-no-kami. Amenōhabari-no-kami answered that sending his child Takemikazuchinō-no-kami would be better, and sent him with Amenotorifune-no-kami.
Takemikazuchinō-no-kami and Amenotorifune-no-kami descended to Inasa-no-obama in Izumo-no-kuni. Takemikazuchinō-no-kami stuck his totsuka-no-tsurugi in the beach, and sat on the tip of the sword. Then told Ōkuninushi-no-kami that he had come at the behest of Amaterasu-ōmikami and Takamimusubi-no-kami. And asked how he thinks about Amaterasu-ōmikami thinking that her son should rule the Ashiharanakatsu-no-kuni.
Ōkuninushi-no-kami said that he cannot answer, and he should ask his child, Yaekotoshironushi-no-kami. Although Yaekotoshironushi-no-kami had went to catch birds and fish, Amenotorifune-no-kami brought him back. Takemikazuchinō-no-kami demanded him to hand over the country, and Yaekotoshironushi-no-kami said he would obey..
Then Ōkuninushi-no-kami said that Takemikazuchinō-no-kami should ask his child, Takeminakata-no-kami, and he is the last to ask.
Then, Takeminakata-no-kami came along and suggested they should have a contest of strength. However, Takeminakata-no-kami was easily defeated by Takemikazuchinō-no-kami and obeyed.
Takemikazuchinō-no-kami asked Ōkuninushi-no-kami again, and Ōkuninushi-no-kami answered that he would hand over the Ashiharanakatsu-no-kuni as his children said. Thus, Takemikazuchinō-no-kami conquered Ashiharanakatsu-no-kuni and returned to Takamagahara.