2015-09-26

ryu dragon legends

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. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .
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ryuu, ryū 龍 竜 伝説 Ryu - dragon legends

. Welcome to the Dragon Gallery ! .
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Dragon Legends are often related to wind and rain of
. Typhoon legends - taifū 台風 伝説 Taifun Legenden .

. goshiki ryuujin 五色龍神 Dragon Gods of five colors .

. Nichiren 日蓮 Saint Nichiren Dragon Legends .

. Raijin 雷神 God of Thunder and Dragon Legends .

. ryuuguu 竜宮と伝説 Ryugu Legends about the Dragon Palace .

. ryuujin 竜神 /龍神 と伝説 Ryujin, Legends about the Dragon Deity .

. ryuu no tama 龍の玉 dragon ball treasure .

. Ryuu-oo 竜王 Ryu-O - The Dragon Kings .
26 龍王 to explore / 78 竜王 / 126 竜神 Ryujin Dragon Deity to explore here

. tsunagi no ryuu つなぎの龍 "the Chained Dragon" .
carved by 左甚五郎 Hidari Jingoro


A serpent may turn into a dragon . . .
. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .


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ryuu ga ike, ryuu-ga-ike 竜が池 / 竜ヶ池 / 龍ヶ池 "Dragon Pond"

Gifu 岐阜県 多治見市 Tajimi city
. At the foot of 高社山 Mount Koshasan .

Shizuoka 静岡県, Suzuka - Typhoon legends
. ryuu-ga-ike 竜が池 "O-Ryu's pond". .

- reference : Nichibun Yokai Database -
竜が池 8 to explore


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- - - - - ABC List of the prefectures :

.................................................................. Aichi 愛知県 ....................................................................

下山町 Shimoyama town
. Crystal ball and Ryujin from 上尾河 Aegogawa .




.................................................................. Ehime 愛媛県 ....................................................................
喜多郡 Kita district

kooryuu 蛟龍 / 蛟竜 mythical dragon monster
The deep river pool named 半端の淵 Hanpa no Fuchi was once very very deep, almost bottomless. There lived a mythical dragon who troubled humans and horses. 今はその形跡もないが、半端の淵という底知れぬ淵があり、ここにいた蛟龍は人馬を悩ませ、また、シタノシの表にある柿の木で午睡をしたりして、容易に通ることもできなかった。主にこの蛟龍を退治するよう命じられた家来は沢山の木綿針を淵に投げ込んだ。その後、蛟龍は村の娘に化けて山伏に怪我を治してくれと頼みに行くが、娘に針が刺さっているのを見て、山伏は法力でこれを切り殺したという。

- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !
3 more koryu legends to explore



.................................................................. Gunma 群馬県 ....................................................................

. The Dragon from 榛名湖 Lake Harunako .




.................................................................. Kagawa 香川県 ....................................................................
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詫間町積 Takuma cho town, Seki hamlet
紫雲出山 Mount Shiudeyama, 344 m high

. ryuujin 竜神 dragon deity .

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羽方(現高瀬町) Takase Hagawa

. unagibuchi ryuuoo 鰻淵龍王 the Dragon King of the Eel Pool .




.................................................................. Nara 奈良県 ....................................................................
帯解町 Obitake

. Dragon bones, Samurai and Thunder .




.................................................................. Nagano 長野県 ....................................................................

. A dragon lending trays and bowls / . zenwanbuchi 膳椀淵 .
at the river 千曲川 Chikumagawa




.................................................................. Osaka 大阪府 ....................................................................

. 取石池 Toriishi-Ike pond and 久米田池 Kumeda-Ike pond .




.................................................................. Shizuoka 静岡県 ....................................................................

. Ryuugeji 竜花寺 Ryuge-Ji "Dragon Flower Temple" .
and : 竜海寺 Ryukai-Ji, 竜心寺 Ryushin-Ji, 竜天寺 Ryuten-Ji and 竜王寺 RyuO-Ji.




.................................................................. Tokyo 東京 ....................................................................

. ryuukotsu 龍骨 dragon bones .
and Inokashira Benten Shrine
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tatsu 竜 dragon,hakuja 白蛇 white serpent from Hachioji 八王子市


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Bunkyo 小日向 Kohinata

. Old priest becomes a Dragon - Rain .




.................................................................. Yamagata 山形県 ....................................................................

. The shakuji 杓子 ladle from 最上川 Mogamigawa .

. Shōnai 山形 - 庄内 - 伝説 Shonai Yamagata Legends with Dragon .




.................................................................. Yamaguchi 山口県 ....................................................................

. yatsugashira no ryuu 八つ頭の竜 a dragon with eight heads .
and a sacred mountain, 山の神山 Yamanokami Yama, Mountain of Yamanokami.


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yokai database 妖怪データベース - reference
龍 373 / 竜 480 collecting
- source : www.nichibun.ac.jp -

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

. minwa 民話 folktales / densetsu 伝説 Japanese Legends .
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- Yookai 妖怪 Yokai Monsters of Japan -
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7 comments:

Gabi Greve said...

Legend from Hyogo 兵庫県Takarazuka 宝塚

ryuume 竜馬 "dragon horse"
Minamoto no Mitsunaka 源満仲 (912 - 997) had been asked by 竜女 Ryujo, a Dragon Lady, to kill a daija 大蛇 huge serpent.
As a reward he got a ryuuma 竜馬 "dragon horse" with horns.
Its skull is buried at the temple 普明寺 Fumyo-Ji. The bones are useful for amagoi 雨乞い rain rituals.
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https://edoflourishing.blogspot.com/2019/09/sanyodo-saigoku-kaido-highway.html
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Gabi Greve said...

kyuuryoo 虬龍 "Serpent-Dragon", a legendary animal.
a legend from Oita 大分県
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https://edoflourishing.blogspot.com/2019/12/nagasaki-hita-kaido.html
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Gabi Greve said...

Legend from Aichi, 北設楽郡 Kita-Shitara district 設楽町 Shitara town
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A baby that had been put to sleep in a mountain hut suddenyl begun to cry. When they looked, a serpent had bitten into its right leg. They looked for the serpent, found it outside and killed it. But they feared the serpent might have been yama no nushi 山の主 the master of the mountain, so they built a small Shinto Shrine to venerate it.
Some time later 材木商の職人 a craftsman working for a lumber dealer damaged the painting of a blind serpent in the Shrine. The next day when he went to work people saw ryuu 龍 a dragon above his head. When they looked closer, it was just a piece of fujizuru 藤蔓 wisteria vine. The man died soon after.
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https://edoflourishing.blogspot.com/2020/05/shokunin-craftsmen-legends.html
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Gabi Greve said...

Legend from Ishikawa 石川県 鳳球郡 Hosu district 穴水町 Anamizu town // 飛騨の匠
hiryuu 飛竜 Hiryu, a flying dragon
At the entrance to the home of 長谷家 the Hasegawa family there was a carving of a dragon made by a craftsman from Hida.
At night the dragon would fly away to the near fountain, take a bath and make steam float in the air.
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https://edoflourishing.blogspot.com/2020/05/takumi-master-craftsman.html
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Gabi Greve said...

Legend from Shizuoka 静岡県 下田市 Shimoda city
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At the temple 龍巣院 Ryuso-In there lived dokuryuu 毒龍 a poisonous dragon which brought great harm to the villagers.
The priest read some special Sutras Buddhist scriptures and the pond became too small for the dragon to live there any more.
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https://edoflourishing.blogspot.com/2020/03/shimoda-kaido-highway.html
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Gabi Greve said...

Legend from Miyagi
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Hakoishi Jinja 箱石神社
in Miyagi 石巻市 Ishinomaki city

. ryuu, ryū 龍 竜 伝説 Ryu - dragon legends .
A ujigami 氏神 clan deity of the ashigaru 足軽 soldiers of the Sendai domain, who lived in 成田町 the Narita town, along 北上川 the river Kitakamigawa.
When 坂上大宿禰高道 Sakanoue Sukune passed here in 863 to fight the Emishi, he found his death here.
His soul turned into a dragon and caused great flooding. To appease his soul, the shrine was erected.
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https://japanshrinestemples.blogspot.com/2020/03/ishigami-stone-deity-2.html
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Gabi Greve said...

Legend from Kumamoto, Buzen 豊前国
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At the waterfall 千丈が滝 Senjogataki there is 観音堂 a Hall for Kannon Bosatsu.
When 大塚庄右衛門 Ozauk Shoemon and his dumb friend went to the bridge above it to cool down in summer, there is a catfish jumping up and churning the water. Almost like going to heaven, it soon begun to rain. So it must have been a ryuu 竜 dragon after all.
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https://edoflourishing.blogspot.com/2019/12/buzen-kaido-highway.html
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