Once again, Amaterasu-ōmikami asked the gods who to send. Omoikane-no-kami said that Amenōhabari-no-kami, who is at the Ama-no-iwaya in the upperstream of Ame-no-yasukawa, or his child Takemikazuchinō-no-kami should be good. He also said that Amenōhabari-no-kami is blocking the Ame-no-yasukawa and no other god but Amenokaku-no-kami can go through, so we should send him to ask. Amenokaku-no-kami went to see Amenōhabari-no-kami, and Amenōhabari-no-kami answered, that he agrees. But he also said that sending his child Takemikazuchinō-no-kami would be better. Amenōhabari-no-kami sent Takemikazuchinō-no-kami 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 Takagi-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 Miho-no-misaki to catch birds and fish, Amenotorifune-no-kami went and brought him back. Takemikazuchinō-no-kami demanded him to hand over the country, and Yaekotoshironushi-no-kami said he would obey. Yaekotoshironushi-no-kami turned a boat upside-down, did a Ame-no-sakate, changed it into an aofushigaki and hid inside.
Then, Takemikazuchinō-no-kami asked Ōkuninushi-no-kami, that Yaekotoshironushi-no-kami said so, but is there is any other child he must ask. Ōkuninushi-no-kami answered that his child, Takeminakata-no-kami is the last to ask.
Then, Takeminakata-no-kami came along carrying a chibiki-no-iwa. He said, who is talking about his country secretly, and suggested they should have a contest of strength. First, Takeminakata-no-kami took Takemikazuchinō-no-kami's hand. However, Takemikazuchinō-no-kami's hand changed into ice, and then turned into a sword. Takeminakata-no-kami stepped back in fear. Next, Takemikazuchinō-no-kami took Takeminakata-no-kami's hand and threw him like picking a young bud of reed. Takeminakata-no-kami ran away, but Takemikazuchinō-no-kami chased him down to the Suwa-no-umi in Shinano-no-kuni. Takeminakata-no-kami said that he would not go anywhere else, and he would not go against his father Ōkuninushi-no-kami and Yaekotoshironushi-no-kami. Then he said that he would hand over the Ashiharanakatsu-no-kuni to Amaterasu-ōmikami's child, begging for his life.
Takemikazuchinō-no-kami returned to where Ōkuninushi-no-kami is and asked, Yaekotoshironushi-no-kami and Takeminakata-no-kami say that they would obey Amaterasu-ōmikami's child, but how he thinks. Ōkuninushi-no-kami said that he would hand over the Ashiharanakatsu-no-kuni as his children said. He then said, to raise thick pillars on the sokotsuiwane to build a palace for him with higi reaching Takamagahara, like a palace a Amaterasu-ōmikami's descendant would live in, and he would go away to Yasokumade. He also said that his children, momoyaso-gami will obey Yaekotoshironushi-no-kami so they would not come against.
Takemikazuchinō-no-kami built a palace on Tagishi-no-obama in Izumo-no-kuni. Then, when Kushiyatama-no-kami, a grandchild of Minato-no-kami, became a kashiwade and was preparing an Ame-no-miae, he turned himself into a cormorant and dived into the sea, made an Ame-no-yasohiraka with the clay of the sea bed, a hikiri-usu with the stem of me and a hikiri-gine with the stem of komo, then made a fire. He said that he would keep the fire until the soot of the palace of Takamimusubi-no-kami in the heavens would hang down long, and until the sokotsuiwane is baked hard. Pull up a large mouthed owatasuzuki caught by a woman diver, with a long takunawa and I shall offer a big Ame-no-managui making the sakitake bend down.
Thus, Takemikazuchinō-no-kami conquered Ashiharanakatsu-no-kuni and returned to Takamagahara.