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The Heian period  平安時代 Heian jidai 
794 to 1185.


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This blog also covers the history and culture until the Heian period:

Legendary Emperors (660 BC - 269 AD)
Kofun Period (270-539)
Asuka Period (539–710)

. Nara Period (710 to 794)  奈良時代 .

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Mosts of the material is preliminarily collected on my facebook page.
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Details of the period will be introduced.
The many legends of this period, including legends and haiku about it, will be introduced in more detail.

This BLOG also collects legends, tales and folklore of Japan.


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. ABC List of Contents - Heian Period .


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2022-03-15

ABC List Contents

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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

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ABC List of Contents - Heian Period (794 to 1185) 平安時代
- - - - - and the periods up to Heian



. Books about the Heian Period .

. Reference online .


. kojiki 古事記 Furukotofumi, the oldest chronicle in Japan .

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source : metmuseum.org/toah


. Persons of the Heian Period .


. Shrines of the Heian Period 神社 .


. Temples of the Heian Period 寺 .


. Legends and tales 伝説 .


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Anna 安和 era (968 - 970)
- source : wikipedia -
- - - - - . Anna Incident - Heian History .


. aoba no fue 青葉の笛 flute with green leaves .
flute of the monsters 鬼笛 onibue


Architecture in the Heian Period
James T. Ulak
In 784 the emperor Kammu (737–806) relocated the seat of government to Nagaoka. Nagaoka was marred by contention and assassination, however, rendering it an inauspicious location for the capital. Thus, in 794 a site to the east of Nagaoka on a plain sheltered on the west, north, and east by mountains and intersected by ample north-south rivers was judged appropriate by geomancers. Named Heian-kyō (“Capital of Peace and Tranquility”) and later known as Kyōto, this city was modeled on the grid pattern of the Tang Chinese capital at Chang’an. Heian-kyō remained the site of the imperial residence . . . (100 of 10,500 words)
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. Aristocrats in the Heian Period .

. Ashikaga Gakkoo 足利学校 Ashikaga Gakkō, The Ashikaga School,
The Ashikaga Academy and Ono no Takamura 小野篁 .


. Asuka Kiyomihara Palace 飛鳥 清見原 .

auspicious symbols
- matsukuware tsuru 松くわえ鶴 crane holding a pine branch

. awabi densetsu あわび アワビ 鰒 鮑伝説 abalone legends .



. Ban Dainagon Ekotoba 伴大納言絵詞 picture scroll about the fire of Otemon 大手門 .

. Bandits, Pirates, Robbers - Heian History .

. Binbogami 貧乏神, Kyuuki 窮鬼 Kyuki - God of Poverty .

. Buddhism in Heian Japan .
- - - - - . Developments in Buddhism .

Buddhist sculptors 仏師 busshi - Heian Era
定朝 Jōchō Busshi (Jocho), 円派 Enpa and 院派 Inpa School
Magaibutsu 磨崖仏 cliff carvings
Artwork of the new sects, Tendai 天台 and Shingon 真言.
- source : Mark Schumacher -

. bussokusekika 仏足石歌, "Buddha footprint poems" .


Cleveland Museum pieces
Art of Japan: Masterpieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art / Heian (14 results)
- source : books.google.co.jp -

Colors of the Heian period
. . . A glimpse of many shades of color at the neck, sleeve and hemline . . .
check : Fujiwara no Teika "Meigetsu-Ki" Bright Moon Diary
. Japanese Colors - Introduction .
- - - - - . The Traditional Colors of Japan / by Sarah W . *


. daidokoro, daibandokoro 台盤所 kitchen .

Daijō-kan, Dajō-kan, Daijookan 太政官 Great Council of State
three ministers— : Daijō-daijin (Chancellor), Sadaijin (Minister of the Left) and Udaijin (Minister of the Right)
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

Dazaifu 大宰府 regional government in Kyushu, "the distant capital"
from the 8th to the 12th centuries.
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

. dengaku mai 田楽舞 Dengaku dance .


. Echizen shikki 越前漆器 Echizen laquer ware .
In 527A.D., when the 26th emperor of Japan was young, he ordered a lacquerware craftsman in Echizen to repair his crown . . .

emaki 絵巻 picture scrolls - tba
Ban Dainagon ekotoba (The Tale of the Courtier Ban Dainagon)
Chōjū giga (Scroll of Frolicking Animals)
Genji Monogatari emaki (The Illustrated Tale of Genji)
Shigisan engi emaki (Legends of Mt. Shigi)
- - Emaki, narrative scrolls from Japan – Miyeko Murase
- - Critical Terms for Art History - Nelson, Shiff
- - The Practices of Painting in Japan - Quitman Phillips


. Food and Drink in the Heian Period .

. Fujiwara regency - Heian History .


. gangu 玩具, omochcha おもちゃ toy, toys .
In the Heian period, it was called “mote (or mochi)- asobimono (mote or mochi means to hold in a hand, and asobimono means something to play with),” or it was referred to as simply “asobimono” in the Tale of Genji.

. Genji Monogatari 源氏物語 The Tale of Genji .
. . . . . Murasaki Shikibu

. Genpei War 源平戦争 - Heian History .
the Minamoto (源) and the Taira (平). The Heian Period ends with the Genpei War.

. gold and silver mines - kinzan 金山 ginzan 銀山 .

. Gold and Silver, Zipangu .


. goryoo, onryoo 御霊、怨霊 vengeful spirits .
Sudo Tenno 崇道天皇 and his son,
Iyo Shinno 伊予親王.
his mother, Fujiwara Fujin, 藤原婦人
Fujiwara Hirotsugu, 藤原広嗣
Tachibana Hayanari, 橘逸勢
Bunya no Miyata Maro 文室宮田麻呂
Kibi no Makibi 吉備真備
Sugawara Michizane 菅原道真


. Gozu Tennō 牛頭天王 Gozu Tenno Deity .


haiku about Heian 俳句と平安

hairstyle

. hamaya 破魔矢 and busha matsuri 歩射祭 or 奉射祭 .
- - - - - New Year ritual archery

. Hanami 花見 "Blossom viewing party" .

. haniwa はにわ【埴輪】“clay cylinder”clay figures .
- and the Hajibe 土師部 clan / mogari funeral rites もがり【殯】


. Hashihime, Hashi Hime 橋姫 / はし姫 "Princess of the Bridge" .
turning into a vengeful Oni demon

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. Heian bijin 平安美人 a beauty of the Heian Period, Heian Beauty . *
- - - - - . Aristocrats in the Heian Period - beauty .
- - - - - . The Fair Face of Japanese Beauty
Cosmetics for Japanese Women from the Heian Period to Today.
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Heianjo, Heian Jo 平安城 "The Castle of Heian"
平安城首 / 平安城尾 / 左 青竜 / 右 白虎 / 前 朱雀 / 後 玄武
『都名所図会』で京を巡る Kyo Meisho Zue - Illustrations of the famous places
. 都名所図会 Kyo Meisho Zue . *


Heian Kyoo 平安京 (literally "tranquility and peace capital") HeianKyo, Heian Kyo
was one of several former names for the city now known as Kyoto. It was the capital of Japan for over one thousand years, from 794 to 1868 with an interruption in 1180.
- Including Kadono District (Kadono-gun, Atago 愛宕郡) and Otagi District (Otagi-gun, 愛宕郡) of Yamashiro Province (Yamashiro no kuni, then 山背国)
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !
- - - - - .The Ancient Capital Heian Kyo - by Parker .


. Heian matsuri 平安祭 Heian festival - Kyoto .
Jidai matsuri 時代祭 "Festival of the Ages" - October
- - - - - Heian Jinguu 平安神宮 Heian Jingu Shrine

. Heike densetsu 平家伝説 legends about the Heike clan .
The Tale of the Heike 平家物語 Heike Monogatari - 平 Taira - and more

. Heike tanuki 源平狸 papermache doll of a badger .
at Temple Yashima-Ji 屋島寺, Kagawa. The Tanuki believed that his former master was a prince of the Taira clan.

. hinomaru, hi no maru 日の丸 the Japanese Flag .
- - - - - Emperor Monmu used a flag representing the sun in his court in 701.

. hiragana 平仮名 ひらがな writing system .

. Hiraizumi 平泉 in Iwate, the Golden Hall .
Fujiwara no Kiyohira 藤原清衡 and the Hiraizumi Fujiwara clan

. History of the Heian Period .
. . . . . Heian History by dates
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. Hoogen no ran, Hôgen no ran  保元の乱 Hogen Disturbace - 1156 .



. ikiryō, shōryō, seirei, ikisudama 生霊 Ikiryo, "living ghost" .

Ima Kagami - Fujiwara no Tametsune

. imayoo, imayō 今様 Imayo, popular song, imayoo uta 今様歌 .
Imayo Awase: Song contest in the Heian period


. inbi no gohan 忌火の御飯 "rice on the memorial day" .

. Ise monogatari 伊勢物語 Tales of Ise .
. . . . . and Yatsuhashi 八橋

. ishinago 石子 / イシナゴ / いしなご / 石なご / 石投 / 擲石 toy stone pebbles .
いしなどり / 石な取り ishinadori / いしなごとり ishinagotori / 石投げ ishinage
and
saigi 賽木、伊勢の賽木(いせのさいぎ)wooden dice from Ise


. Jishin no Ran 壬申の乱 Jishin war - 672 .
Ōama no ōji 大海人皇子 Prince Oama - 天武天皇 Tenmu Tenno


. Kagerō Nikki 陽炎日記 / 蜻蛉日記 Kagero Nikki, The Kagero Diary .
- - - - - The Mayfly Diary, The Gossamer Years, by Michitsuna no Haha (ca. 935-95)

. kaiawase, kai-awase,kai awase 貝合; 貝合わせ shell-matching game .

. kanbun (kambun) 漢文 written Chinese, the official language *

. Kaneuri Kichiji 金売吉次 / 金売り吉次 / 吉次信高 / 橘次末春
Kichiji Nobutaka, Kitsuji Sueharu, Kane-uri Kichiji .

- legendary gold trader of the Heian Period

. kanju manju 干珠満珠 the tide jewels .

kanpaku 関白 Kampaku, regent
first secretary and regent who assists an adult emperor
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

. kaoo, kaō 花押 Kao official signature .

. Kappa 河童 Water Goblin Legends of the Heian period .

. karuta, uta karuta 歌留多 Poetry card game .

. Kawara no In 河原院 Kawara-no-in - Kyoto .
official residence of 源融 Minamoto no Toru (822 - 895)


. kemari 蹴鞠 kick ball .

. Kimigayo 君が代 the Japanese Anthem .

kimono and fashion
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. juuni hitoe 十二単衣 12 layered court robe .

. Kinoshitagoma, 木ノ下駒 horse toy from Sendai .

kinri 禁裏 / 禁中 / 御所 living quarters of the emperor
- kinri sama 禁裏様 Emperor

Kin'yō Wakashū 金葉和歌集 Collection of Golden Leaves
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !


. kofun jidai 古墳時代 burial mound period - 250 to 538 .
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Kokin Wakashū 古今和歌集 Waka poetry anthology
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

. Kokushi 国司 Kuni no tsukasa, regional governor .
and the legal system, Ritsuryō 律令 Ritsuryo

Konjaku Monogatari 今昔物語, Konjaku Monogatarishū 今昔物語集 Anthology of Tales from the Past
collection of over one thousand tales written during the late Heian period (794-1185)
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

. Korean heritage 韓国 Kankoku  朝鮮 Chosen - Korea .

. koyomi 暦 Japanese calendars .
introduced in the Joogan 貞観 Jogan period (859 - 877).



. Legends of the Heian Period .

. Literature of the Heian Period 平安時代の文学 .


Makimuku Kofun and Himiko 纒向古墳群 卑弥呼


Makura no Sōshi 枕草子 Makura no Soshi, The Pillow Book
. by Sei Shōnagon 清少納言 Sei Shonagon .


. Manyooshuu, Man'yōshū 万葉集 Manyoshu, Manyo-Shu
Poetry "Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves" .



. Map 平安京オーバレイマップ .

. Masakado's Rebellion - Heian History .
. Taira no Masakado 平将門 (? – 940) .

. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 in the footsteps of the Heian period .

. Medicine - Honzo Wamyo 本草和名 . *

. Modori-bashi, modoribashi 戻橋 / 戻り橋 'Returning Bridge' . - Kyoto

. mokkoogata, mokko no katachi 木瓜形 four-lobed pattern .
..... "quince pattern", originated in Tang dynasty as a motif on courtiers' clothes and was very popular in the Heian period

. Motives and Symbols in Art .


Narumi Gold Mine in Echigo since the Heian period
越後の鳴海金山、血色の鍾乳石

nengoo, nengō 年号 Nengo, "year name", era name
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. Nihon Ryōiki 日本霊異記 Nihon Ryoiki .
Ghostly Strange Records from Japan
Record of Miraculous Events in Japan
by Kyookai 景戒 (きょうかい/けいかい) Kyokai - Keikai, priest of Yakushi-Ji in the Nara period

. norito 神詞 のりと Shinto chants, incantations and prayers .

. Nue - Yorimasa and the Nue monster (鵺, 鵼, 恠鳥, or 奴延鳥) .


. Ogura Hyakunin Isshu 小倉百人一首 Poetry Collection of 100 Poets .


. onmyoodoo 陰陽道 Onmyo-Do, The Way of Yin and Yang .
Abe no Seimei 安倍晴明 (921 – 1005)

. Onsen - Eight famous old Hot Springs 八古湯 and their legends .
- and other hot springs dating back to the Heian period

Ookagami, Ōkagami 大鏡 Okagami, The Great Mirror - historical tale
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !


. plum blossoms 梅花 loved in the Heian period.



. red and white 紅白 kohaku (koohaku) .
and the Battle of Dan-no-Ura 壇ノ浦の合戦

Romance - Forced Affection - Rape as the First Act of Romance in Heian Japan
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Ryoounshuu, Ryōunshū 凌雲集 Ryounshu - kanshi poetry anthology
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. samurai 侍 Samurai - servant .
In the early Heian period the word samurai meant servant and it had no military connotation and did not refer to a person of elite status.
. 4 The beginnings of the warrior (bushi) class - Heian History .
- - - - - . Rise of the military class .

. Sarutahiko densetsu 猿田彦伝説 Sarutahiko Legends .

. seko, haishi 背子 light robe or lover-friend .

Senzai Wakashū 千載和歌集 "Collection of a Thousand Years"
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

sesshoo, sesshō 摂政 regent
a title given to a regent who was named to assist either a child emperor before his coming of age, or an empress.
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

Shika Wakashū 詞花和歌集 "Collection of Verbal Flowers"
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

Shinsen Shōjiroku 新撰姓氏録 "New Selection and Record of Hereditary Titles and Family Names")
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

shooen, shōen 荘園 or 庄園 shoen system
. 2 The development of the shoen system - Heian History .
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !


sonsho darani, Sonshō darani - Holy and Virtuous Spell
Crown of the Victor Dharani / Bucho Sonsho Darani
darani 陀羅尼 spell against the monsters and demons that haunted the capital in the Heian period.


. soohei, sōhei 僧兵 Sohei, monk-warrior, monk-soldier .


. Sumitomo's Rebellion - Heian History .
Fujiwara no Sumitomo 藤原純友 (? - 941)
. . . . . provincial official and pirate, most famous for his efforts to establish a sort of pirate kingdom for himself in the Inland Sea region between 936 and 941.

. Suzakumon 朱雀門 Suzakumon (Shujakumon) Gate .

. Symbols and Art Motives .



. Taika Reform 大化の改新 Taika no Kaishin - 645 .
Emperor Kōtoku 孝徳天皇 Kotoku Tenno

. Takenouchi Monjo 竹内文書 Takenouchi Documents .
- Takenouchi no Sukune 武内宿禰 / 竹内宿禰 / 建内宿禰 - legendary statesman and Kami
Takeshiuchi no Sukune - Takeshi-Uchi // Takenouchi Skune, Takeuchi Sukune

. Taketori Monogatari 竹取物語 Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (Kaguyahime かぐや姫) .

. temari 鞠(まり)- 手毬(てまり)hand ball, rag ball .

. “Time in Medieval Japan” - symposium 2018 .

. tomoe 巴(ともえ)Tomoe pattern .
This pattern first appeared in the Heian period . . .

. Tosa Nikki 土佐日記 Tosa Diary .
-. . . . . Ki no Tsurayuki 紀貫之 (872-945)

. Tsunami 津波 History since 684 .


. Waka poetry and Buddhism  和歌と仏教 .


. Yamashiro 山城 .
“Yamashiro” was formerly written with the characters meaning “mountain” (山) and “area” (代); in the 7th century, there were things built listing the name of the province with the characters for “mountain” and “ridge”/“back” (山背国). On 4 December 794 (8 Shimotsuki, 13th year of Enryaku), at the time of the christening of Heian-kyō, because of the resultant scenic beauty when Emperor Kammu made his castle utilizing the natural surroundings, the shiro was finally changed to “castle” (山城国).

. yami - Heian no Yami 平安の闇 The Dark Side of the Heian Period .

. yookai, yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters, ghosts, spooks .

. Yuge no Miya 弓削の宮 / 弓削宮 - Osaka .
and - Yugi no Miya 由義宮 and the temple 弓削寺 Yugedera

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2022-01-08

Oinusama wolf legends

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Oinusama, O-Inu Sama 御犬様と伝説 Legends about the Wolf Deity

. ookami 狼 / オオカミ Okami, wolf legends .
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北設楽郡 Kita Shitara district 東栄町 Toei town

御犬様
村に迎えた御犬様が落とし穴に落ちた。村の男が、藤蔓で作ったもっこで助けようとしたところ、鋭い牙で蔓を噛み切った。恐ろしくなった村人は、梯子をかけてそのまま立ち去った。御犬様は抜け出して助かったが、後日再び穴に落ちて、鉄砲で射殺された。

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Aichi 新城市 Shinshiro city

O-toragitsune おとら狐, Yamazumi san 山住様 / ヤマズミサン
. Otoragitsune, O-Tora-Gitsune お寅狐 .




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Nagano 飯田市 Iida city

クダショウに憑かれたときには、モトの葉を寝床の下に入れておくと離れるが、それでも離れないときにはコショウをかけたりする。それでもだめだとネギに拝んでもらう。それをタテバライといって、クダショウ持ちの頭の上で3本のゴヘイがバタバタと動き始めたら、どこかへもっていって捨てるかねじ込むかする。それでも離れない場合は、水窪の山祇神社へ2人で行って、御犬様という箱を借りてくる。ネギがその箱を拝むとクダショウは離れるといわれている。
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南佐久郡 Minami Saku district 南相木村 Minami Aiki village

okuri ookami 送り狼, o-Inusama 御犬様
三峰のお犬様が夜必ず人を守ってくれた。その代り鼻緒がきれたときには必ず声をかける。いわないと石を持って投げると思って犬に飛びつかれる。




......................................................................................... Shizuoka 静岡県
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富士宮市 Fujinomiya city

. Yamazumisama 山住様 /ヤマズミサマ "Deity living in the mountains" .
He has a helper, the sacred 山犬 Mountain Wolf and is also called
Oinusama 御犬様 O-Inusama, "Honorable Wolf Deity".
Yamazumi Jinja 山住神社 in Hamamatsu
a shrine with a long history of Wolf Worship.


oinu, o-inu 御犬
1859年8月29日の日記記事。武州三峯山の御犬様のお影の効能を疑った人が神罰を受けた。


御犬様,くだ狐
8月7日、くだ狐がコロリを広めているので、武州三峯山に御犬を借りに行くことになった。10日、御犬様を借用して帰った夜、御犬様を安置した郷蔵跡に足跡がつき、蔵屋敷の周辺で狐の鳴き声が聞こえた。


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御犬様 (06)
犬様 (36) オイヌサマ (39(
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2022-01-07

Lake Biwako legends

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Biwako 琵琶湖と伝説 Legends about Lake Biwako

. biwa 琵琶 lute .
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Lake Biwa (琵琶湖, Biwa-ko)
is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located entirely within Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto.
Lake Biwa is an ancient lake, over 4 million years old.
It is estimated to be the 13th oldest lake in the world.
Because of its proximity to the ancient capital, references to Lake Biwa appear frequently in Japanese literature, particularly in poetry and in historical accounts of battles.
The name Biwako was established in the Edo period.
There are various theories about the origin of the name Biwako, but it is generally believed to be so named because of the resemblance of its shape to that of a stringed instrument called the biwa.
Kōsō, a learned monk of Enryaku-ji in the 14th century, gave a clue to the origin of the name Biwako in his writing:
"The lake is the Pure land of the goddess Benzaiten because she lives on Chikubu Island and the shape of the lake is similar to that of the biwa, her favorite instrument."
The lake was formerly known as the Awaumi (淡海, Freshwater Sea) or
the Chikatsu Awaumi (近淡海, Freshwater Sea Near [the Capital]).
Later the pronunciation Awaumi changed to the modern Ōmi as in the name of Ōmi Province.
The lake is also called Nio no Umi (鳰の海, "Little Grebe Lake") in literature.
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......................................................................................... Shiga 滋賀県
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kijin 鬼人
昔、阿育王 King Ashoka という王が、鬼人に天竺から琵琶湖に3個の石を投げさせた。その石が白石という島の始まりという。




......................................................................................... Gifu 岐阜県
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大垣市 Ogaki city 上石津町 Kami Ishizu town

ryuujo 竜女, daija 大蛇
寺の先祖であるお坊さんの妻が出産の際に「絶対に覗いてはいけない」と頼んだ。約束を破り覗くと、妻はとぐろを巻いた大蛇の姿となっていた。すると妻は池に飛び込み、そのまま姿を現さなかった。その池の跡地には竜宮乙姫の古井という井戸があり、底が深く琵琶湖と繋がっているという。その後、生れた子どもは境内のかやの木の実を舐めて育ったと伝えられる。


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2022-01-06

ox cart legends

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ushiguruma 牛車と伝説 Legends about ox carts

gyuusha キ゛ュウシャ, gissha ギッシャ special cart for the aristocrats of the Heian Period
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A monster of an ox cart. Flames are coming from the axles.
Inside are some monsters. The oxen pulling the cart has a long tongue.
On the saddle are eyes and open mouths.

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......................................................................................... Kyoto 京都府
京都市 Kyoto city

. tafusagi タフサギ a loincloth .

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京都市 Kyoto city / 左京区 Sakyo ward

gissha o hiku oto 牛車をひく音 the sound of an ox cart
Once on a summer evening a man was on his way home from the mountain,
when it suddenly became light and he heard the sound of an ox cart from behind.
But when the road made another bend, he could not see anything and was back at the same spot.
He must have been bewitched by a Tanuki !
. tanuki 狸 - mujina 狢 - racoon dog, badger legends .




......................................................................................... Nagano 長野県
上田市 Ueda city

Once upon a time, when the 藤原氏 Fujiwara clan thrived in Kyoto,
the 菅原氏 Sugawara clan leader used ushiguruma 牛車 an ox cart to flee from the city.
When he reached 室賀峠 the Muroga Toge pass the oxen had lost all its power and fell down dead.
The people burried the oxen with rituals and classical poetry, and thus the animal turned into a stone.
It is now venerated as a deity for teeth and mouth diseases.
A special ritual is held on doyoo no ushi no hi 土用の丑の日 the day of the oxen in late-summer
to keep its spiritual power alive.




......................................................................................... Niigata 新潟県
佐渡郡 Sado district 相川町 Aikawa town

. nopperaboo のっぺらぼう the faceless Nopperabo ghost .
A man walked in a tunnel at midnight, when he heard a horrible sound.
First he thought there was the spook of ムジナ a Mjina badger, or Nopperabo,
but it was the sound of ushiguruma 牛車 an ox cart.




......................................................................................... Osaka 大阪府
大阪市 Osaka city 天王寺区 Tenoji ward

. Shitennoji 四天王寺 Temple Shitenno-Ji Legends .
During the construction of Shitennoji temple, ox carts were used to transport the stones.
When the construction was finished, one bull turned into a stone.
He is now venerated at 石神の祠 a small Ishigami Shrine, Ishigami Do 石神堂.

大鼻牛車碑


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2022-01-05

Ryoma Dragon Horse Legends

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ryooma 龍馬 と伝説 Legends about Ryoma, a Dragon Horse

. ryuu, ryū 龍 竜 伝説 Ryu - dragon legends .
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. Sakamoto Ryōma 坂本龍馬 Sakamoto Ryoma (1836 - 1867) .
and a lot of food with his name

龍馬献上
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......................................................................................... Nagano 長野県
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長野市 Nagano city 桐原 Kirihara

. Legends about Prince Shotoku Taishi 聖徳太子 .




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最上郡 Mogami district 金山町 Kaneyama town

It was around 1235. During a great rainstorm, earth came down flowing from 神室山 Mount Kamuo san.
It rained for seven days and seven nights and the flow became a mountain.
On the earth, a white horse was seen by the villagers. So they named the new mountain 龍馬山 Ryubasan.

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Ryoma was born in 杉沢集落 the hamlet Sugisawa.
Since it was a small place, he climbed 不動山 Mount Fudosan.
He slept beside the stone Torii of the Shrine.
Since Ryoma spent some time there, the mountain was re-named 龍馬山 (りゅうばさん) Ryubasan.


On 龍馬山 Mound Ryubasan lived a white ryooma 龍馬 Dragon Horse.
Its head was like a dragon, the body like a horse.
It showed up only once in 60 years.
Some of its footprints were in the stones on the way.
The lord of 新庄 Shinjo was suspicious and said this could not be.
He went up the mountain and when the Dragon Horse appeared, he shot it.
Since then, it never showed up again.

. - KAPPA 河童 / かっぱ / カッパ - Legends - .
In a nearby river, 不動様 the Dragon Horse from Mount Fudosan would come to wash its body.
A Kappa was trying to grab its tail.
Instad, the Deity from Fudosan would catch the Kappa.
He said he would let the Kappa go, if he promised not to catch children any more.
After that, people never saw a Kappa in the river.

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2022-01-04

Shotoku Taishi Legends

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Shotoku Taishi 聖徳太子と伝説 Legends about Prince Shotoku

. Shotoku Taishi 聖徳太子 Prince Shōtoku . (574 – 622)
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. Shitennō-Ji, Shitennoji 四天王寺 Shitenno-Ji Temple Legends .
Prince Shotoku Taishi built this temple.

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......................................................................................... Hyogo 兵庫県
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宝塚市 Takarazuka city 中山寺 Nakayamadera

koma no hizume ishi 駒蹄石 (photo)
聖徳太子が馬に乗ってこられたときの馬の蹄のあとの残る石が駒蹄石(こまのひづめいし)である。




......................................................................................... Ishikawa 石川県
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河北郡 Kahoku district 津幡町

ryuutoo 龍燈
弘法大師が岩動山 Mount Sekidosan を越えたとき龍燈が老松にかかり大日如来の尊容が奇雲の間に現れた。よって大師はここに二年とどまり大日尊と聖徳太子二歳の像を安置した。津幡町領家の広済寺である。
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Ishikawa, 金沢市 Kanazawa city 俵原町 Tawara town

延宝3年、加賀国河北田郡田近の里俵原村に住む人の夢枕に聖徳太子が立ち、夜明け近くに太子坂へと行った。その場所を掘ると聖徳太子の木像が現れ、家へと持ち帰った。夏のある日、雨が降ったため急いで家に帰ると、仏の手により干ものが屋内に入れられていた。また、秋の夕暮れに子供と遊ぶ太子の姿を見た人もいた。

大正15年2月、聖徳太子さんの石碑にお太子さんの姿が出現して評判になった。その年の4、5月には越中、能登、金沢から参詣に来る人もいた。

大正15年2月、聖徳太子さんの石碑にお太子さんの姿が出現して評判になった。娘から話を聞き、確かめるため夜11時頃に向かった人がいたが、ボンヤリと光を放っていたという。
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大田村から俵原村の人の家に渡った聖徳太子像が毎夜振動し、木津村正楽寺に行きたいと夢枕に立った。




......................................................................................... Kanagawa 神奈川県
小田原市 Odawara city 浜町 Hama machi
聖徳太子像
長興山 Chokozan にあった聖徳太子像は、どうしてもそこに置いてはいけないということで、大工さんにお告げがあり、もらい受けた。
長興山 紹太寺 Temple Shotaiji




......................................................................................... Nagano 長野県
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長野市 Nagano city 桐原 Kirihara

ryooma 龍馬
長野市郊外の相原神社では藁製の馬を献ずる。この馬にまつわる伝説が『桐原八景』にある。信州水内郡相桐は桐原というが、そこに成務天皇の時代、壬申年2月8日この野に龍馬が出現した。村の長がこの龍馬を捕らえて天皇に献上した。この龍馬は天皇崩御の後虚空に飛行し不尽山に入り、推古天皇の時代に不尽山を出て甲州に下った。甲州曽我の大臣はこれを捕らえて聖徳太子に献上して聖徳太子はこの馬に乗って7日間虚空を飛行し、霊山奥窟に分け入った。太子崩御の際には葬礼に供し、廟の前で死んだという。




......................................................................................... Nara 奈良県
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橿原市 Kashihara city

kaminari 雷
雨が降り続いた後、井戸に雷が落ちた。その後、上から聖徳太子が落ちてきて、大きな岩で井戸にふたをした。それ以来、雷はそこへ落ちない。




......................................................................................... Niigata 新潟県
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kitoku jootai 危篤状態
産後の臨死の意識の中で、観音様、聖徳太子様みたいな神様、お花畑、亡くなった祖父など、さまざまな幻覚を見た。




......................................................................................... Osaka 大阪府
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大阪市 Osaka city 天王寺区 Tenoji ward 天王寺村 Tenoji village /

. Shotoku Taishi no fue 聖徳太子の笛 the flute of Prince Shotoku Taishi .

聖徳太子
天王寺村で饅頭を売っているものはいない。村老がいうには、聖徳太子が饅頭を嫌っているため、饅頭を蒸しても蒸篭の中で腐ってしまうという。

Taishi no fuuin 聖徳太子の封印
当寺(四天王寺)の境内には池が多く、蛙も多いがなぜか鳴かず、また毒虫の生じることがないのは、かつて聖徳太子が封じたからだという。


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Osaka / Settsu no Kuni摂津国

Shotoku Taishi no ido 聖徳太子の井戸
摂州の北にある田舎に、梅雨理左衛門という者がおり、彼の家に聖徳太子が掘ったという井戸がある。その井戸は入梅の日の翌日から清水が湧き、梅雨が終わると涸れるという。




......................................................................................... Toyama 富山県
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聖徳太子
冬の日に雪よけをしていたら、子供が手伝ってくれた。調べたらその子供は聖徳太子であった。




......................................................................................... Yamanashi 山梨県
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Amida Butsu 阿弥陀仏
甲州塩の山中に長さ10丈ばかり、周囲3丈ばかりの大石が横たわり、水利を妨げ、百姓は頭をかかえていた。寺の本尊阿弥陀仏は聖徳太子の作であり、みなで二夜三日立ち替わり念仏を唱えた。すると雷が落ちて、翌朝見ると大石が割れて、間から水が走り出てきた。それよりこの山を烈石山と言うようになった。


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2022-01-03

Kurama Kyoto Legends

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Kurama 鞍馬と伝説 Legends about Mount Kurama


. Kurama Yama 鞍馬山 Mount Kurama in Kyoto .
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......................................................................................... Iwate 岩手県
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西磐井郡 Nishi-Iwai district 平泉町 Hiraizumi town // 鞍馬東光坊
. Oni Santa Sennin 鬼三太仙人, 清悦 Seietsu .
Oni Santa, a name given to him by Kurama Tookooboo 鞍馬東光坊 Priest Toko-Bo from Mount Kurama, Kyoto.




......................................................................................... Kyoto 京都
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. Kurama soojoo 鞍馬僧正 a priest from Kurama .


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山城鞍馬の伝説 by 佐々木肅虎

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2022-01-02

Emperor Kanmu Tenno

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Kanmu Tennoo, Kanmu Tennō 桓武天皇 Emperor Kanmu Tenno
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was the 50th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Kanmu reigned from 781 to 806,
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. Temple 妙楽寺 Myoraku-Ji - Kannon .
This Kannon has saved three emperors from eye disease,
元正天皇 Gensho, 桓武天皇 Kanmu and Ichijō 一条天皇 Ichijo Tenno.

. offerings of horses and bulls 牛馬の犠牲 .

. Tanukidaniyama Fudo Temple 狸谷山不動院 .

. The Sumitomo Family 住友家 .


......................................................................................... Ibaraki 茨城県
筑波郡 Tsukuba district

karaneko zuka からねこ塚 mound for a cat from China
. reference - nekonokamisama.blog3 . 唐猫塚 . .
If people go to the Karaneko-zuka mound and ask for bowls for 10 people and trays for 5 people,
they will find them next morning.
If they do not bring them back, they will never get new ones.
During the of 桓武天皇 the Emperor Kanmu Tenno a man called 彌右衛門 Miemon
was the first to bring a cat from China.
When the cat died, he built a mound for it.
Sometimes the name of the cat was written karaneko 空猫 "cat not to be seen".

. Zenwanbuchi 膳椀淵 "river pool for trays and bowls".




......................................................................................... Kyoto 京都府
京都市 Kyoto city

. A mound above temple 泉涌寺 Sennyu-Ji, 将軍塚 Shogunzuka .

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京都市 Kyoto city 上京区 Kamigyo ward

. Kami-Goryo Jinja 上御霊神社 .
A Shrine to for ritual to appease the six "vengeful spirits" of enemies of the state.

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京都市 Kyoto city 中京区 Nakagyo ward

Rokkakudoo 六角堂 The Rokkakudo Hall
Shotoku Taishi transported a statue of 如意輪 Nyoirin Kannon from Awaji to his place,
when a purple cloud appeared above 杉の霊木 the sacred pine tree near 六角堂 the Rokkakudo Temple Hall.
Later 桓武天皇 the Emperor Kanmu Tenno relocated the capital 平安京 Heiankyo
and the Rokkakudo Temple Hall now stood in the middle of an alley.
The officers wondered if they could relocate the Rokkakudo Temple Hall.
Now a black clound appeared and moved the Hall, so that the road was clear now.
. Prince 聖徳太子 Shotoku Taishi .

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Ehime 愛媛県 松山市 Matsuyama city // Rokkakudo

. kawauso 獺魚 / 川獺 river otter .
In 1910, a man passed a road along the fields near 六角堂 the Rokkakudo Temple Hall,
when he heard a strange voice singing:
yume no yume koso zazazazaza 夢の夢こそザザザザザ a dream, a dream, zazazazaza
When he came to his sences, he was almost fallen into the field.
The stange voice was gone but now there came sand flowing toward him - バラバラ parapara.
It must have been kawauso 獺魚 a river otter.

六角堂常楽寺 Rokkakudo at Temple Joraku-Ji
愛媛県松山市勝山町2-18-2 / Ehime, Matsuyama city, Katsuyama town




......................................................................................... Osaka 大阪府
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大阪市 Osaka city

. Toads come to 四天王寺 the Temple Shitenno-Ji. .

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- reference : nichibun yokai database 妖怪データベース -

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