2019-01-01

inoshishi wild boar legends

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inoshishi 猪と伝説 Legends about the wild boar, Wildschwein



. i 亥 inoshishi 猪 inoshishi wild boar - 2019 .
- Introduction -
zodiac animal for the year 2019

. wild boar and Haiku .
inoshishi, shishi - Sus scrofa
yamakujira 山鯨 whale of the mountain forest
shishinabe 猪鍋 wild boar stew

. Folk Art with the Wild Boar .

. Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain
and his messenger, the inoshishi 猪 wild boar .

- 伊吹山の山の神は「白猪」White Wild Boar from Mount Ibukiyama
- 下河辺行平 Shimokobe Yukihira (around 1180)
- Ehime 愛媛県: Yamanokami 山の神 Misaki ミサキ / shishi misaki シシミサキ "Wild Boar Misaki Deity"
- Hyogo 兵庫県 : 神崎郡 Kanzaki district : 山の神の祟り the curse of Yamanokami
- Hyogo, Kanzaki : Yamanokami Koen 「山の神」公園 Park named Yamanokami
- Nagano 長野県 : Inoshishi, Monkey and wolf - messengers of Yamanokami .
- Yamanashi 山梨県 : 山の神の天罰 divine punishment of Yamanokami

. Tanokami, Ta no Kami 田の神 God of the Rice Fields .
and inoko 亥の子 / イノコ / 亥子 the "young wild boar"

. Tengu 猪 - 天狗 と伝説 Legends about wild boar and Tengu .

. Marishiten 摩利支天 riding on a wild boar .



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There are place names with 猪 :

岩手県 大船渡市 猪川町 Iwate, Ikawacho

猪野谷 Inoyatani in Gifu 岐阜県 大野郡 宮村

猪草が淵 Igusagafuchi in Mie 三重県

猪鼻岬 Inohana Misaki, Kagawa - see below

猪小路 Inokoji hamlet, Tottori 西伯郡 Saihaku district 南部町 Nanbu town

猪鼻ヶ嶽 Inohahagatake, Kanagawa, Kintoki legend


There are family names with 猪 :
猪熊教利 Ino Yoritoshi (? - 1583) - wikipedia -

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大猪草 Giant Hogweed
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............................................................................... Mie 三重県



Shiraisan 白猪山 "White Boar Mountain"
812 m high, Mie prefecture

伊勢の経ケ峯と白猪山の山麓の民話

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. kinkei 金鶏と伝説 Legends about the golden rooster .
oogon no tori オウゴンノトリ / 黄金の鶏 golden rooster // 金の鶏 / 金のにわとり kin no niwatori
from
松坂市 Matsuzaka city, 員弁郡 Inabe district 梅戸井村 Umedoicho and 一志郡 Ichishi district 久居町 Hisai

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飯南郡 Iina district 飯南町 Iinan town

. daija, orochi 大蛇 the huge serpent, great snake .
A huge serpent living on the mountain was swept downhiss during a large landslide and left, breathing fire.
The cave where the serpent has lived is called 蛇穴 Jaketsu or Saragi,


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. ashi koshi 足腰お守り amulets for strong feet and legs .



The wild boars came to help the samurai Wake no Kiyo Maro 和気清麻呂 Kiyomaro, when he was banned from Kyoto and on his way to exile in Kyushu. A group of assassins tried to kill him, and he fell and hurt his leg, But the wild boars helped him.


ema 絵馬 votive tablets at the Shrine 護王神社 Go-O Jinja, Kyoto
dedicated to Wake no Kiyomaro and the Wild Boar 和気清麻呂と猪


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- - - - - Kanpo, Kampo 漢方 traditional Chinese medicine - - - - -

i no abura 猪膏 wild boar lard
If a woman has problems giving birth with a breech baby, take 14 pubic hairs of her husband, mix with wild boar lard to the size of a soy bean and have her drink it.
This will bring the baby back into the right position.

In Miyazaki in 日向国中村 Nakamura village
someone had a strange swelling on the cheek which broke open. Somethink like the lard of a wild boar came out. There were also 200 hairs that came out.
After that, the wound healed fast.
kaminoke 髪の毛 hair

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- - - The Samurai Shimokōbe Yukihira 下河辺行平 - - -
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He died the same night.



Shimokobe Yukihira was a Japanese samurai of the late Heian and early Kamakura period. He was one of the closest retainers of Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first Kamakura shōgun, and was a personal tutor to the second, Minamoto no Yoriie.
... He reputedly had tremendous martial skill, particularly with the bow, demonstrating his skill frequently in yabusame archery, yumi-hajime (弓始) and deer-hunting.
He later taught archery to Minamoto no Yoriie.
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- - - - - ABC List of the prefectures :


. yama-inu, yamainu 山犬、豺 "mountain dog" - wolf and wild boar legends .
- ookami 狼 wolf legends and the wild boar


. Shrine Mitsumine Jinja 三峰神社 Chichibu .

This shrine has amulets called shishiyoke 猪よけ / 猪除け boar deterrents, to be used by peasants to spare their crops from the ravages of deer and wild boar.
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......................................................................................... Aichi 愛知県

東加茂郡 Higashi-Kamo district

. tanuki 狸 - mujina 狢 - racoon dog, badger legends .
A hunter had shot a wild boar when suddenly out of nowhere an old woman with a small bucket appeared and begun to cut off the meat of the wild boar.
The hunter shot at the old woman but nothing happened. He then aimed at the pail and now the woman fell down. It changed into an old Badger.



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新城 Shinshiro

At the 豊田 Toyota family there was a woman servant since many years. She finaly got married to a hunter from the Shimabara village.
One day the hunter had shot a wild boar and was about to take out the intestines, when he heard the animal shout
"Oh, it hurts "!
But he payed no attention, cut the meat and prepared food with it.
At that time his wife was just about to give birth. Soon she had a girl, but the baby hat a wound from the breast to the stomach, just like a wild boar cut open with a knife.
The woman got divorced soon.




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

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今治市 Imabari city 玉川町 Tamagawa

mashoo 魔性 something devilish
On the 16th day of the first lunar month, the hunting grounds become haunted.
Hunters may get a lot, but sometimes humans are seen as wild boars and shot down.
Many hunters get hurt on this day.

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伊予郡 Iyo district 松前町 Masaki town

. funadama, funatama 船玉 / 船霊 / 船魂 guardian deity of a boat .
The Funadama deity dislikes 女、蛇、猪、猿、猫、味噌、ラッキョウ
women, serpents, wild boars, monkeys, cats, Miso paste and shallots.
So these words are not to be used on a boat.

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南宇和郡 Minami-Uwa district 城辺町 Johen town

Inoshishi
The Onishi family of 城辺町中緑太衛門駄馬 had once shot a wild boar and was cursed.
They venerated the wild boar as Yamanokami.
In autumn, wild boars come to the fields and destroy the rice fields, eating the rice. Sometimes they dig 猪穴 holes beside the fields.




......................................................................................... Gifu 岐阜県

shishiana 猪穴 and shishigaki 猪垣


shishiana are holes the wild boars dig near fields.


shishigaki are walls the farmers built as protection of the fields.

- samples from 星宮神社 Hoshinomiya Jinja
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......................................................................................... Hiroshima 広島県



. kitsune densetsu 狐と伝説 fox legends .
Once upon a time, there was a fox named
Osan-gitsune 於三狐, a fox with three tails.
There lived a man in the village named 寅 Tora, and these two tried to deceive each other.
Once Osan and Tora were talking, Osan asked Tora what he was afraid of. "Wild boars", answered Tora.
Since then every time the two met the fox took a ten Yen bill and transformed it into a wild boar. Tora took the bills and made a good fortune.


- source : ShotaKotake on DeviantArt -

Osan-gitsune is popular in Western Japan and the Chugoku region.
The one that lived at 江波山 Ebayama in Hiroshima is well known: 江波の於三狐
7 legends to explore




......................................................................................... Hyogo 兵庫県
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神崎郡 Kanzaki district 神河町 Kamikawa village

. Legends about the Black Cow, Black Bull 黒牛と伝説 kuro-ushi, kuroushi .
and hunting for wild boars
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. Yamanokami Koen 「山の神」公園 Park named Yamanokami .
福崎町 Fukusaki 西田原 Nishi-Tawara


In this park is a statue of a mother inoshishi イノシシ wild boar, a 妖怪 Yokai monster named Yamanokami.




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三豊郡 Mitoyo district 豊中町 Toyonaka city 猪鼻岬 Inohana Misaki

mamono 魔物 monster
Once a person came home fom 猪鼻岬 Inohana Misak in the evening, when he met a monster. He became very afraid, but then a dog appeared and protected him.
The monster had a huge split mouth from ear to ear.
When he came home safely, he prepared red auspicious rice for the dog. After eating the food, the dog disappeared.


猪鼻 / 猪ノ鼻 Inohana 三豊郡 Mitoyo 財田町 Saitacho town- Kagawa
猪ノ鼻道路 - in various parts of Japan
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大島郡 Oshima district 喜界町 Kikai town

A man did not sell all his flowers and threw the left-overs into the sea.
The ネインヤ Neinya were greatful and gave him a dog. Then they hunted a 猪 wild boar for him.
His brother got jealous and came to borrow the dog. But the dog did not follow him, so he killed it.
The man burried the dog, then bamboo grew on the area and the man, selling it, became very rich.
His brother tried to imitate him again, but became ill and died.




......................................................................................... Nara 奈良県
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吉野郡 Yoshino district 川上村 Kawakami village

. Izasao 猪笹王 /[いざさおう]/ Yokai / Inosasao Boar Bamboo King .

[いのささおう]I no Sasao
Kumasasao 熊笹王 Yokai / 一本足の鬼 an Ippondatara Oni Demon with one leg

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吉野郡 Yoshino district 吉野町 Yoshino town

. tanuki 狸 - mujina 狢 - racoon dog, badger legends .
To watch the wild boars destroying his fields a villager built a small hut and stayed there over night.
At night a Tanuki called his name and knocked at the door. This happeded every night. The man became suspicious and cut the hand of the tanuki with his hatchet.
The next morning he followed the blood trail and the dead Tanuki.
From that time on, the family became quite poor because of curse of this Tanuki.





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南佐久郡 Minami-Saku district 川上村 Kawakami village

. Yamaotoko, yama-otoko 山男と伝説 Legends about the "Mountain Man" .
- - - - - "kindly giant of the hills"
Once a forest worker saw a wild boar running past very fast. Behind it came a half-naked huge man chasing it with a stick.
This was a yamaotoko 山男 man of the mountain.





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菟餓野 Shiganu

akai, aka-i 赤猪 red wild boar
In the hamlet of Shiganu in 摂津 Settsu there was a ukehigari 祈狩(うけひがり) divination.
A red wild boar appeared and when they tried to stop it, it killed and ate the prince.






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杵島郡 Kishima district 白石町 Shiroishi town

At the temple 福泉寺 Fukuzen-Ji there came a wild boar and drunk the hot water for the Buddhist tea offering.
At that time, the voice of a baby was heard from behind 仏殿 the Buddha Hall.
When the priest went to have a look, this wild boar had been giving birth to a human baby and was trying to give it milk.
In the evening 塩田庄大黒丸 Daikokumaru from 藤津郡 the Fujitsu district had a dream:
An old priest appeared and told him: Your child had been killed. But your child is now in the back of the temple hall of Fukuzen-Ji. You may go and get it .
So he went to get the child. It was later to become the famous 和泉式部 Izumi Shikibu.

Izumi Shikibu 和泉式部 (b. 976?)
was a mid Heian period Japanese poet. She is a member of the Thirty-six Medieval Poetry Immortals (中古三十六歌仙 chūko sanjurokkasen). She was the contemporary of Murasaki Shikibu, and Akazome Emon at the court of empress Joto Mon-in.
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fuku musubi 福結び to bind good luck




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. namikozoo 波小僧 Namikozo, Nami Kozo, Monk of the Waves .
... The legend has it that namikozo originated from one of the two straw dolls produced from the harvested rice. Priest Gyoki (highly respected priest during mid 8th century) chanted the sutra and told the dolls to help the farmers to forewarn the storms and threw them into the river.
弘法大師が猪除け Kobo Daishi later declared these dolls to be shishi yoke, shishiyoke 猪よけ / 猪除け boar deterrents.

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庵原郡 両河内村 Ihara district

. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .
A young woman went to 猪の番小屋 the small wild boar watch hut in the fields, where soon a young man came and they enjoyed each other.
But this was rather strange and one night she put a needle in her hair. The man died and revealed his true features as a serpent.
She gave birth later to seven little serpents serpents and the place was called
ななたらや島 Nanatarayashima.

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引佐郡 Inasa district

. Jizo Bosatsu and mochi rice cakes 地蔵と餅 .
- awamochi Jizoo 粟餅地蔵 Jizo eating millet mochi cakes.




......................................................................................... Tokushima 徳島県
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. Inugami 犬神 "Dog Deity" - wolf legends .

inugami 犬神 and 弘法大師 Kobo Daishi
Once upon a time
when Kobo Daishi was roaming in Shikoku, a farmer had been very helpful and friendly, so Daishi sama wrote a special amulet and told the farmer to place it near his field to 猪除け ward off damage of wild boars. But the farmer was not allowed to open the amulet. When he seecretly took a peek, he saw the painting of a dog.
This dog jumped out of the painting and became Inugami.
- In another version it was a painting with four dogs which became alive.
- This legend is also told in 愛媛県 Ehime, Matsuyama.

. Kōbō Daishi Kūkai 弘法大師 空海 - 伝説  Kobo Daishi Kukai Legends .
(774 - 835)

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matsu no ki no baasan 松の木の婆さん the old hag from the pine tree
This old hag was very pious, but one day a hunter took her fro a wild boar and shot her.
Now people visit her grave to pray for protection from disasters.

. matsu 松と伝説 Legends about the pine tree .




......................................................................................... Tottori 鳥取県

赤猪岩神社 Akaiiiwa Jinja
232 Terauchi, Nanbu, Saihaku District, Tottori



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The principal god of Akaiiwa Shrine is Okuninushi.
The shrine also enshrines the gods of Susanoo-no-Mikoto and Inatahime-no-Mikoto. According to myth, Okuninushi in his younger days incurred the enmity of his brothers over Yakamihime and met his death in this area after a large rock that burned red was dropped on him. However, he was then supposedly revived by his mother. Worshippers from inside and outside the prefecture come to pray for recovery at this shrine that is called the setting of recovery and rebirth.
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西牟婁郡 Nishi-Muro district 日置川町 Hikigawa town

reikan 霊感 divine inspiration
If someone eats his lunch at 池ノ谷のコモン the little forest near Ikenotani, he has to place a bite of food on the ground as an offering.
If he does not do that, he will experience harm.
Branches from this forest are also used to make a fire to ward off wild boars.





......................................................................................... Yamanashi 山梨県
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南都留郡 Minami-Tsuru district 道志村 Doshi mura village

. kitsune densetsu 狐と伝説 fox legends .
A man who often hunted for wild boars had gone to the river fishing. At night a young wild boar (ウリボウ / 瓜坊 uribo) came along.
The man went after this boar and tried to catch it, but could not.
When he came back to the river, a fox had stolen all his fish!


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choko 猪口 sake cup, "mouth of a wild boar"


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Once upon a time in Oita, Usa city 大分県 宇佐市
an old woman found a sake cup on the riverside and took three sips of water with it.
She turned into a young woman of 17 or 18 years.
Her husband became envious, took the sake cup and run to the river to take three sips.
But because he was so eager to turn younger, he changed into a baby !

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



イノシシは転ばない 「猪突猛進」- wild boars do not stumble
福井栄一 Fukui Ei-Ichi


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shirai, shira-i, shiroi inoshishi 白猪 white wild boar

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The white wild boar is a messenger or familiar of the fire deity
The cult originated in Shugendō practices on Mount Atago in Kyoto, and Atago Gongen is worshiped as a protector against fire. There is a Shinto shrine on Mount Atago, Kameoka, to the northwest of Kyoto. Atago Jinja is the head of nine hundred Atago shrines throughout Japan.
The white wild boar 白猪 (shirai, shira-i) is a messenger of the fire deity.
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. Shogun Jizo 将軍地蔵 riding a white wild boar .
The white wild boar 白猪 (shirai, shira-i) is a messenger of the deity of Atago Jinja 愛宕神社.
It is celebrated on the forth day of the second month.



. 伊吹山の山の神は「白猪」White Wild Boar from Mount Ibukiyama .


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