2015-08-11

uma koma horse legends

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uma 馬 koma 駒伝説 horse legends

. uma 馬 koma 駒 the horse in Japanese culture .
- Introduction -


Hachiman koma 八幡駒 Hachiman horse, Aomori

. koma 駒 Horse Toys and Amulets from Japan .


. hakuba 白馬と伝説 Legends about a white horse .

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ema 絵馬 votive tablets
Many legends tell of a painted horse that walks off to feed and cause trouble at night.
. painted by 狩野元信 Kano Motonobu .
. painted by 雪舟等楊 Sesshu Toyo .
at the temple 龍蔵寺 Ryuzo-Ji, Yamaguchi

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ryuuma 竜馬 dragon-horse
. carved by 左甚五郎 Hidari Jingoro .


. yabusame 流鏑馬 archery on horseback .


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- - - - - ABC List of the prefectures :

. Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain .
hakuba 白馬 riding on a white horse


. Komagatachoo 駒形町 Komagata district in Tokyo .
Komagata doo 駒形堂 Komagata Do Temple Hall



.................................................................. Akita 秋田県 ............................................................
鹿角市 Kakunodate

Obosuna san オボスナさん,O-Koma san オコマさん
kinma 木馬(きんま) "wooden horse"

火事があると、オボスナさんのオコマさん(白い木馬である)が働くという。耳が少しかけているのは、火事の時にあまりにも働いたせいであるという。



.................................................................. Ehime 愛媛県 ............................................................

. Mizu no kami 馬と水の神 Mizunokami Deity of Water .

川で首切り馬が出て人をとった。毎年旧盆12日の夜にお念仏を唱えるとそういうことがなくなった。

山王様を祀っている祠の近くは昼なお暗く、おそろしく、ふすまという魔物が住んでいて、人に災いをなした。





.................................................................. Fukushima 福島県 ............................................................

The bones of a horse charred all black are good at lowering fever. They are eaten in case of paratyphus.

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三春町 Miharu

. kinma 木馬(きんま) "wooden horse" .
the legend of their origin - 延鎮上人 Saint Enchin



. Miharu koma 三春駒 wooden horses from Miharu .

. Sakanoue no Tamuramaro 坂上田村麻呂 (758 - 811) .
conquering the Emishi (蝦夷征伐 Emishi Seibatsu) in Tohoku.





.................................................................. Kagawa 香川県 ............................................................

. 鬼がうすの山 / 鬼ヶ臼山 Onigausuyama .
and the footprints of a baby




.................................................................. Kochi 高知県 ............................................................
大正町

tanuki 狸 badger and kinma 木馬 "wooden horse"
炭焼きをしていると夜更けに木馬を挽く音やカスガイを打ち抜き炭木を落とすような音がする。朝になって見ると何事もない。狸のいたずらだという。




.................................................................. Kumamoto 熊本県 ............................................................
球磨郡 Kuma

yama no mono ヤマンモン "Man of the mountain" (Kappa)
and kawanhito, kawa n hito カワンヒト "Man of the river" (Kappa) 河童

kinma 木馬 "wooden horse"

The hunters of the forests in Kuma know that the "Man of the mountain" makes his wooden horses trample down with a loud noise to reach the river. So the hunters try to never built their huts in his way. For a new hut they first put a post on the place of a new hut and wait till next morning. If the post is still standing, nobody passed down that way.
Sometimes the Kappa (in his version of "Man of the mountain" comes out and challenges the hunters for a sumo wrestling bout.


Kappa along the 球磨川 Kuma river, watching the fish being grilled.

. Kappa Legends from Kyushu  河童伝説 - 九州 .




.................................................................. Miyagi 宮城県 ............................................................
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大崎市 Osaki city 古川宮沢 Furukawamiyazawa

. The swamp 化女沼 Kejonuma .





.................................................................. Nagano 長野県 ............................................................
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小県郡 Chiisagata district 長和町 Nagawa

Komagata-iwa 駒形岩 Komagata Rock
Rock with the imprint of a horse




- reference source : Legend of the Iwa Komagata -
A young brother and sister came riding a horse along the mountain road of 滝の沢 Takinozawa. It was very thick fog and first the brother, then the sister fell down into the ravine. The villagers then saw something like a white horse

昔,滝の沢の山道を,まだ小さい兄妹が馬でやってきた。霧の深い日で一寸先も見えず,まず兄が,次いで妹が谷底に転落した。谷は高さ数十メートルもあり,落ちればまず助からない。しかし,しばらくして村の者が白い馬に抱かれるように気を失っている妹を見つけた。妹には怪我一つなかった。妹は駒形(馬の形)が岩に刻まれていたと聞き,信心深い兄が身代わりになって命を助けてくれたのだと言った。兄妹は名のある土豪だったが父が防人に召されている間に手代に家や土地を奪われ,父を探す旅をしていたのだという。丁度この時武人が通りがかり,騒ぎを知って女にあった。武人は父であった。父はその後村人と協力し村のために尽くした。村の発展は駒形岩のおかげだと,今も駒形神社で祭りが行われている。




.................................................................. Tokushima 徳島県 ............................................................
那賀郡 Naka district

. kubikire uma 首切れ馬 horse with the head cut off . *




.................................................................. Tokyo 東京 ............................................................
箱崎町 Hakozakicho

. the grave of 松五郎 Matsugoro .



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yokai database 妖怪データベース  - source : www.nichibun.ac.jp -
uma 馬 1275 entries (00)
koma 駒 87 entires (00)
05 kinma 木馬 (kiuma, ki-uma, kiba) (wooden horse) ()
07 駿馬 shunma (00)

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. hakuba 白馬と伝説 Legends about a white horse .


. Legends about Kobo Daishi Kukai - 弘法大師 空海 - 伝説 .

. Japanese Legends - 伝説 民話 昔話 – ABC-List .

- Yookai 妖怪 Yokai Monsters of Japan -
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1 comment:

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Legend from Iwate, Tono 遠野市 Tōno
If the female Yamanokami does not come down to help with a birth, three will be a problem. Therefore the husband of a pregnant woman has to go and invite the deity when birth comes close.
The husband takes a horse an lets it find its way, When the horse suddenly stops there is a voice to be heard and the husband knows that Yamanokami is now sitting on the horse. So he leads the horse back home and then makes an announcement.
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https://japanshrinestemples.blogspot.jp/2017/08/yama-no-kami-13-regional-iwate.html
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