Izanagi-no-mikoto went to Yomi to bring back Izanami-no-mikoto. Izanagi-no-mikoto called Izanami-no-mikoto, in the palace of Yomi, from outside the doors. Izanami-no-mikoto said that she had ate the food of Yomi and that made her a resident of Yomi, so she cannot go back. But she also said that she would have a talk with Yomotsu-kami so he must not look at her.
However, Izanagi-no-mikoto lost his patience, lit a fire on a part of his comb and went after her. Inside, he saw the wrotten and ugly looks of Izanami-no-mikoto and ran away. In anger, Izanami-no-mikoto sent Yomotsu-shikome to chase after him. Izanagi-no-mikoto escaped the Yomotsu-shikome, that were obsessed with the grapes and bamboo shoots that grew from the hair ornament he threw. Izanami-no-mikoto then sent the 8 thunder gods clinging to her body and the 1500 warriors of Yomi. Izanagi-no-mikoto ran to the foot of Yomotsu-hirasaka, brandishing the Totsuka-no-tsurugi. He took some peaches from a tree nearby and threw them to his pursuers, making them retreat. The peach was named Ōkamuzumi-no-mikoto.
At the end, Izanami-no-mikoto came after him in person, but Izanagi-no-mikoto blocked the entrance of Yomi with a huge boulder. In anger, Izanami-no-mikoto said she would kill 1000 humans in a day, and Izanagi-no-mikoto answered that, in that case, he would make humans give birth to 1500 in a day, and divorced. Izanami-no-mikoto became the ruler of Yomi. It is said that this event is the origin of the 'life span' of humans.