2019-03-22

Kozo young acolyte legends

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kozoo 小僧と伝説 Legends about temple acolytes and youngsters


. Toofu Kozoo, Tōfu kozō 豆腐小僧 Tofu Kozo, The Tofu Boy .


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

noshi のし / warabi 蕨 bracken

source : 門前の小僧
Once a woman was cutting weeds at the river pool were they often pick bracken
She saw 小僧 a young temple acolyte with a sedge hat coming from the river.
This must be the spirit of the bracken, she thought and swung the hatched in a circle. The young acolyte jumped in astonishment, turned into a pebble and fell back into the river.

. warabi わらび(蕨) bracken, fern .




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

. Hitotsume Kozoo 一ツ目小僧 (一つ目小僧) Hitotsume Kozo - Young Monk with One Eye .




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

namikozoo 波小僧 Namikozo, Nami Kozo, Monk of the Waves
If a fisherman helps the Umibozu or Namikozo, he will be able to predict the weather according to the sound of the waves.


Namikozo Statue at Maisaka


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