Ikume Iribiko Isachi no Mikoto (伊久米伊理毘古伊佐知命), also known as Ikime Tenno (生目天皇) or Ikume no Mikoto (活目尊), and more commonly referred to as simply the Ikume Shrine (伊久米神社, Ikume Jinja), is a location featured in AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES and the Lemniscate YouTube series.
It is a shrine known for housing a legendary fruit known as The Fruit of Immortality, which allegedly grants immortality to those who eat it. It also features a stone monument and Guardian Dog statues within the shrine.
The stone monument to the side contains a ring of winter iris flowers, enshrining the monument during the winter season. The monument itself contains a Chinese poem written in cursive handwriting, which many of the characters struggle to read for themselves. The poem is titled "Seeing Meng Haoran Off from Yellow Crane Tower" by Li Bai in 268 AD, which translates as follows:
My old friend bade farewell to the Tower of Yellow Cranes in the west,
And headed downstream to Yangzhou amid March's blooming scenes.
My eyes followed his lone sail into the distance to the verge of the blue sky,
Till the Yangtze gushing towards the horizon was all that could be seen.
- Day 4: youdAI, during the flashback investigation segment:
- Three Months Later: kassAI, during the visit to Ikume Shrine:
- The offering box.
Iris: You know, if we had some fishing line and gum...
Date: I never thought you'd be an offering box thief.
Iris: No, no, you've got it all wrong!
Iris: I swallowed a goldfish, I'm trying to get it out by swallowing some fishing line!
Date: Are you sure your brain has fully recovered?
- A lantern.
- I think I prefer "interns."
- A stone monument.
There's something engraved here. but I can't read it.
Date: Do you know what it says?
Iris: When listening to music on your smartphone with wireless earphones...
Iris: "You must be sure it is properly synced with your device."
Iris: That's what it says.
Date: That is absolutely not what it says.
- The winter irises are blooming.
It's been three months, and they still have not withered...
- Mizuki: Hey, Date. What's that?
Date: It's a "chozuya."
Date: This is where you wash your belly button in the sacred water before you visit the shrine.
Date: Yes, absolutely.
Date: In Shinto, the belly button is said to be the dirtiest place.
Date: That is why, before praying, you have to cleanse yourself.
Mizuki: I see... My belly is holy...
Mizuki: I didn't mean for that to rhyme.
- Aiba: (Date, I wish you wouldn't lie to her while she's impressionable.)
Aiba: (Your story about the belly button.)
Aiba: (She trusts you, you know.)
Date: (Heh, she'll catch on eventually.)
- A chozuya.
You wash your hands and face here, definitely not your belly button.
- I remember telling Mizuki that a chozuya was for washing your belly button.
Does she still believe that...?
- Day 4: Monday "syuurAI"
- Translation: https://28utscprojects.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/268/ (Additional translation here)