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2019-01-01

inoshishi and Tengu legends

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

. Tengu 烏天狗騎猪 Karasu Tengu riding on a wild boar .




Tengu on boar 猪に乗った天狗
a drawing by 古閑 Kokan, 1771
- source : db.nichibun.ac.jp/ja... -





Crow Tengu Riding Boar (Karasu Tengu 烏天狗騎猪)
Late Edo Period Painting by Kaihō Yūtoku, Sairin-ji Temple 西林寺, Kyoto.

In paintings and woodblock prints, the boar often appears as the steed of the tengu or of their king, Sōjōbō 僧正坊. Sōjōbō is closely linked to famed warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune 源義経 (1159-1189), one of Japan's most revered samurai. In a well-known legend, Yoshitsune lived among the tengu in his youth and received training in the arts of war from Sōjōbō himself.
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The Buddhist martial deity Marishiten is also often shown riding atop a boar.

Another possible interpretation of the above image relates to the following Zen story:
“One day a hunter was in the mountains when he happened to see a snake killing a bird. Suddenly a boar appeared and began to devour the snake. The hunter thought he should kill the boar, but changed his mind because he did not want to be a link in such a chain, and cause his own death by the next predator to come along. On his way home he heard a voice call to him from the top of a tree. It was the voice of a tengu. It told him how lucky he was, for had he killed the boar, the tengu would have killed him.
The man subsequently moved into a cave and never killed another animal.”
- source : Mark Schumacher -

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

Yamanokami is sometimes seen as a Tengu.


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

Inawashiroko 猪苗代湖 Lake Inawashiro
There are some Tengu living close by.



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Origin of the name “Inawashiro”
An old legend tells the story of the deity Iwahashi Myojin cultivating rice with the help of a wild boar.
The combination of the characters for “boar” (猪 i) and “bed for rice seedlings” (苗代 nawashiro),
hence “Inawashiro” (猪苗代).
An alternative theory finds the word to have its origin in the language of the Ainu people, but in any case it points to a deep connection with the cultivation of rice.
Present day Inawashiro owes its form to a large-scale eruption of the Mt. Bandai and Mt. Nekoma volcanoes that occurred between 40,000 and 50,000 years ago. There are also indications that the area around Lake Inawashiro was already inhabited by indigenous peoples 12,000 years ago. Especially in the southeast base area of the mountain facing the lake, ruins from the Jomon and Paleolithic/Pre-Jomon periods are still visible. The ruins that have been found in the bottom of the lake in the Nagahama, Kanisawahama and Sanjogata areas have been dated back to the Jomon and Kofun periods.
- source : bandaisan.or.jp... -

Shrine Iwahashi Jinja 磐椅神社
いははしのかみのやしろ Ihahashi no kami no yashiro



- Deities in residence
大山衹神(おおやまずみのかみ) Oyamazumi no Kami
埴山姫命(はにやまひめのみこと)Haniyama Hime no Mikoto
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木花佐久夜毘賣命(このはなさくやびめのみこと) Konohanasakuya Hime no Mikoto
磐長姫命(いわながひめのみこと)Iwanaga Hime no mikoto
品陀和氣命(ほんだわけのみこと)Hondawake no Mikoto
息長足姫命(おきながたらしひめのみこと)Okinagatarashi Hime no Mikoto

The Shrine is famous for the 大鹿桜 Oshika-Zakura elk cherry tree, one of the five famous cherry trees in Aizu.
A kind of サトザクラ Satozakura.

Nishimine, Inawashiro, Yama District, Fukushima
- reference source : iwahashijinja.official... -


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Lake Inawashiro (猪苗代湖 Inawashiro-ko) is the fourth-largest lake in Japan, located in central Fukushima Prefecture, south of Mount Bandai. It is also known as the 'Heavenly Mirror Lake' (天鏡湖 Tenkyōko). The lake is located within the borders of Bandai-Asahi National Park. It is a surface area of 104 square kilometres (40 sq mi), circumference of 63 kilometres (39 mi), depth of 94 metres (308 ft) and is located at an altitude of 514 metres (1,686 ft).
In winter swans migrate to the beaches of the lake and stay there until spring.
Lake Inawashiro
was formed some 30-40,000 years ago when a tectonic depression was dammed by a major eruption and pyroclastic flow from Mount Bandai. The water is acidic with a pH value of approximately 5.0, and has a high degree of transparency. The water level was considerably less during the Jōmon period as numerous artifacts and ceramic fragments have been found offshore.
The lake water
is an important source for irrigation in the Aizu region of western Fukushima Prefecture. An irrigation canal was completed during the Edo period and another, the Asaka Canal, in 1882. A third canal completed in 1915 supplies the city of Kōriyama with drinking and industrial water. The water also supplies a number of hydroelectric power plants. The lake is also an important tourist and leisure attraction in Fukushima Prefecture.
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............................................................................... Kyoto 京都府


- Karasu Tengu from 愛宕神社 Atago Jinja shrine, Kyoto

. . Atago Gongen and Atago Shrines 愛宕 / 阿多古. .
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愛宕山奥の院 Atagoyama Oku no In

Tarobo from Atago was in fact a person called Shishido Saburoemon 宍戸三郎右衛門, who was a strong believer in the Atago deity. He is also responsible for making the 猪 wild boar a messenger of the deity.



............................................................................... Mie 三重県
猪田村 Idamura, Ida village, "field of the Wild Boar"


Shrine Ida Jinja 猪田神社 in 伊賀 Iga
三重県伊賀市猪田 5139 / Ida, Iga city, Mie

. Kotengu 小天狗 minor Tengu, crow-like goblin .
The Shrine Ida Jinja (also known as 猪田村住吉神社 Sumiyoshi Jinja in Idamura), has been built by a Kotengu.
Until WWII, there were also ema votive tablets of the Kotengu.
In former times, the Kotengu from nearby mountains would also come for the festival, make merry and perform a lion dance.
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In Iga there was also a Kotengu called 小天狗清蔵 Seizo. He helped to protect the local shrines and temples from the fury of the army of Oda Nobunaga.
He also lived in the temple Shoin-Ji.


1658 Yamade, Iga, Mie
At the temple 勝因寺 Shoin-Ji an old Kotengu used to live in hjding. He is said to have made 勝因寺梵鐘 the large temple bell, which is one of the oldest in Mie prefecture.
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東筑摩郡 Higashi-Chikuma district 四賀村 Shigamura village

Wolves, monkeys and wild boars are the messengers of Yamanokami.
Yamanokami is quite wild and the Tengu maybe an incarnation.



............................................................................... Shimane 島根県
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高尻 Takashiri

Tengu no Kami 天狗の神 Tengu Deity
Far away in Takashiri lived a farmer named 幾蔵 Ikuzo.
One night, the Tengu Deity appeared to him, placed a golden halberd and a golden Gohei wand in the ground and told him, if he made offerings of お神酒 ritual rice wine and お灯明 light, there would be no more damage of wild boars in his fields.
Ikuzo did as he was told and had no more damage. Other people came to him and he could cure them of their illness. He soon became a rich man.
Envious villagers tried to take away the halberd and Gohei from Ikuzo, but they had no good luck with it.




. gohei 御幣 ritual wand .





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庵原郡 Ihara district 両河内村 Ryogochimura village

Kechiyama ケチ山
If someone shoots a wild boar in the area of けち山のうる山(うるちこ山? urokochiyama) Kechiyama,
there is the sound of someone singing a woodcutter song and the person will be lifted away into the sky.
They say this is the doing of the local Tengu.


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

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猪・鹿・狸
早川孝太郎 Hayakawa Kotaro
九十貫を超える巨猪を撃った狩人の話。Strange tales about wild boars, deer and Tanuki badgers.
奥三河・横山で見聞・古老から聴き溜めた猪・鹿・狸の逸話が縦横に語られる。


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. animals and their legends 動物と伝説 - - ABC list .

. plants and their legends  植物と伝説 - - ABC list .

. trees and their legends  樹木, 木と伝説 - - ABC list .

. Persons, People, Personen and their legends - - ABC list .

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

. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .

- Yookai 妖怪 Yokai Monsters of Japan -
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2018-06-06

Tengubi Tengu no Hi Fire

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Tengubi 天狗火 - a Yokai / Tengu no hi 天狗の火 Tengu fire

. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .
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source : wikipedia
- Tengubi called 松明丸 Taimatsu Maru
鳥山石燕 Toriyama Sekien 『百器徒然袋』 Hyakki tsurezurebukuro

Tengu no gyoroo 天狗の漁撈 Tengu no gyoro, Tengu fishing

The Tengubi Yokai appears near or over water.

. Hinotama 天狗と火の玉伝説 Legends about Tengu and fire balls .

. kaki 火気 と伝説 Legends about fire .
hoshi 星 stars falling from the sky


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Tengubi 天狗火

APPEARANCE:
Tengubi is a fireball phenomenon seen near rivers in Aichi, Shizuoka, Yamanashi, and Kanagawa Prefectures. It appears as one or more (up to several hundred) reddish flames which float about in the sky. These supernatural fires are said to be created by tengu.

BEHAVIOR:
Tengubi descends at night from the mountains to the rivers. Often it starts as a small number of fireballs which split into hundreds of smaller flames. These flames hover above the water for some time, as if dancing. Afterwards, they return to the mountains.

INTERACTIONS:
In most cases, humans who witness tengubi invariably meet with disaster—usually in the form of a serious illness contracted shortly after the encounter. Because of this, locals who lives in areas where tengubi is common greatly fear this phenomenon. If a local happens to see a tengubi, they will immediately drop prone and hide. Oftentimes they will cover their heads with their shoes or sandals.
Occasionally, tengubi can he helpful to humans. During times of drought, it was common for rice farmers to secretly steal water from their neighbors by redirecting water from the canals into their own fields during the night. This caused a great deal of conflict among the people involved. However, when tengubi appeared above the canals, would-be thieves were thwarted—either out of guilty consciences or because the light from the tengubi made it impossible to sneak around.

ORIGIN:
Tengubi is created by kawa tengu—”river tengu” who prefer the riversides over the deep mountain valleys where tengu normally live. It is used by these tengu to catch fish at night. For this reason it is also known as tengu no gyorō (“tengu fishing”).
Toriyama Sekien
included this phenomenon in his book Hyakki tsurezure bukuro under the name taimatsu maru (taimatsu meaning “torch,” and maru being a popular suffix for boys’ names). He described it not as a tool for tengu to help with fishing, but as a way for them to hinder and interfere with the religious practices of ascetic monks.

LEGENDS:
Long ago, tengubi was frequently seen in the villages of Kasugai City, Aichi Prefecture. One night, a villager was caught out in the mountains in a sudden thunderstorm. It was cold, and too dark to find his way back home, so he took shelter under a tree and shivered. Before long, mysterious fires began appearing around him. Not only did they warm his chilled body up, but they provided enough light for him to find the road and make it safely back to his village.
It was a common superstition in that village not to go outside of your home on nights when tengubi appeared. If you did, it was said that you would be spirited away into the mountains. One night a particularly foolhardy young man defied the superstition. He walked out of his house, faced the tengubi, and called out, “If you can take me, come and get me!” Suddenly, a large black shape appeared out of nowhere and grabbed the young man. It picked him up and flew away into the mountains. The young man was never seen again.
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松明丸  Taimatsumaru by Shota Kotake
Taimatsumaru is a Japanese Yokai monster folklore illustrated in a book "Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro" written by Sekien Toriyama in 1784.
Teimatsumaru is a kind of Tengubi fire that Tengu creates. It look like a Raptores in fire. It appears in deep forest. It disturbs training monks in the mountain.


source : deviantart.com/shotakotake...

仏道修行を妨げる妖怪とされる。

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............................................................................... Aichi 愛知県 
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岡崎市 Okazaki city

tengu no hi 天狗の火 Tengu fire
If people happen to see a "Tengu fire", they throw their geta 下駄 wooden sandals or zoori 草履 straw sandals to make it go away.



............................................................................... Ishikawa 石川県 
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石川郡 Ishikawa district 白峰村 Shiramine mura

tengu no hi 天狗の火 Tengu fire
If a child plays with fire, a Tengu will find out and then put the whole house on fire. Such a fire, caused by a Tengu, can not be extinguished.
Such a fire can spread in any direction, unrelated to the flow of wind. This is called
天狗の火鳥が歩く A Tengu firebird is walking.

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七尾市 Nanao city

tengu no hi 天狗の火 Tengu fire / kumo no hi 蜘蛛の火 spider fire
If people see a red fire on the open sea, this is a caused by a Tengu.
If they see a smaller, bluish fire, this is caused by s spider.

. kumo 蜘蛛と伝説 Legends about spiders / Spinnen .




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

If a fisherman sees a Tengubi and calls "Oi, oi オイオイ come here, come here!" the ball of fire will come closer.

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nana fushigi 遠江 七不思議 One of the seven wonders of Totomi :

tengu no hi 天狗の火 Tengu fire
Tengu no Hi as a messenger of 秋葉山 Mount Akibayama and Mount 光明山 Komyosan.

. 秋葉山 Akibayama, Akiba Yama, a Tengu Mountain .
光明山古墳 Komyosan Kofum Tumulus Mound
浜松市中区元城町103-2

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磐田郡 Iwata district 水窪町 Misakubo

tengubi 天狗火 Tengu fire
In the summer of 1970, a man saw a Tengu fire. It looked like 20 or 30 lampions hanging over the mountain ridge and seemed to climb upwards all the time.
There was no sound of feet walking or people talking.

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磐田郡 Iwata district 佐久間町 Sakuma

tengubi 天狗火 Tengu fire
It is often seen on the mountain ridges, like blinking lanterns.
Often seen on the pass between 佐久間町の草木と西浦の間 Kusaki village and Nishiura village.



............................................................................... Yamanashi 山梨県 

tengubi 天狗火 Tengu fire
Tengubi is an expression of the supernatural power of a Tengu.

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


Tengu dance during a fire festival




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. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .

. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List.


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

. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .

- Yookai 妖怪 Yokai Monsters of Japan -

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2018-04-20

Ariakeyama Ariakesan Nagano

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. Ariakeyama 有明山 Ariakesan, Mount Ariake - Nagano 

Nobutaroo 信太郎 Nobutaro
Once Nobutaro went with a friend to 有明山 Mount Ariakeyama.
When they tried to jump over the Tenguiwa 天狗岩 Tengu boulder, their bodies became an enormous in size and they jumped over 馬羅尾谷 Baraodani valley and disappeared.
Nobutaro's father 久作 Kyusaku, who had lost his only son, went everywhere to look for him. He could not find him and had to work in the fields all alone from that time on.
He build a small sanctuary for Nobutaro, 信の宮 Nobu no Miya.


有明山 Mount Ariakeyama (2268m).
Ariakeyama is also called
Shino Fuji 信濃富士 Mount Fuji of the Shino region.

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Ariake-yama (2268m)
Today, rather few people know Ariake-yama.
Of those who do, not many pay the mountain much regard. And, although the ridgeways between Yari-ga-take and Tsubakuro may be crowded enough to qualify as an Alpine “Ginza”, fewer still pay much attention to Ariake-yama even when they find it rearing up at them on their way to the foot of Tsubakuro. Rather, their eyes are drawn to the more imposing heights beyond. Ariake, it seems, has been consigned to the meizan of past ages.

In former times, though, people would direct their gaze not to those indistinct higher peaks but to the shapely mountain right in front of them, revering Ariake-yama as the Mt Fuji of Shinano Province. In an age when the Northern Alps were still “terra incognita”,
Ariake was celebrated by no less a poet than Monk Saigyō:

In Shinano on a day
It sent me awestruck on the way
To Hosono, the sight
Of mighty Ariake on the right


And then there are these lines by Monk Yūgyō:

By this moon’s kindly light
I will not lose the narrow
Road to Hosono, although
It leads me under Ariake’s height


- Ariake-yama seen from Otensho-dake; print by Yoshida Hiroshi -

According to an old chronicle, the mountain was opened in the second year of Daidō (807), when the great avatar Tohanachi Gongen was enshrined there at a place sacred to Ame-no-Uzume, where this goddess of dawn, mirth and revelry had manifested herself as a Buddha to save all living things. The mountain was once called Tohanachi-dake or “Door Away Peak”, in honour of the legend in which the sun goddess Amaterasu shut herself up in a cave and was coaxed out again when the goddess Ame-no-Uzume performed a comical dance. At which the god Tajikarawo-no-mikoto wrenched away the cave’s door and hurled it to earth at this very spot.

I came across this chronicle, the Record of Ariake’s Inauguration (Ariake Kaizan Ryakki), in Mr Kumahara Masao’s book on the dawn of Japanese mountaineering. By this account, the mountain mystic Yūkai, finding it lamentable that people had altogether given up climbing this sacred mountain, set out with his youngest brother in the sixth year of Kyōho (1721) together with fifteen or so villagers from the hamlet of Itadori at the mountain’s foot, and found his way over trackless slopes to the summit. There they stayed overnight and descended the next day.

The first path up the mountain was presumably opened on this occasion, as the chronicle says. And after a small shrine was installed on the summit, people came every summer, from far and wide, in droves to climb the mountain.

For evidence that this custom lasted into the Meiji period, we need look no further than Walter Weston, the mountaineering missionary and so-called Father of the Japan Alps, who climbed Ariake on August 14, 1912, in the first year of Taishō. Presumably he’d heard of Ariake’s reputation as a “meizan” of long standing. Most people associate Weston with Mountaineering and Exploration in the Japanese Alps (1896), and rather fewer are aware of his later book, The Playground of the Far East (1918), which also concerns itself mainly with the mountains of Japan. This is probably because there is no translation. It is in this later book that he describes his ascent of Ariake.
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Azuma fushi 安曇節 song
「なにを思案の有明山に小首かしげて出たわらび」
- reference source : toki.moo 961 - - tba


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Nakatsuna koo 中綱湖 Lake Nakatsuna
Once upon a time, Mount Ariake and Lake Nakatsuna were fighting about which one was higher.
Then one day a pregnant woman came along and looked at mount Ariakeyama. She said laughingly: "Well Ariakeyama is not that high ... "
Since that time Mount Ariakeyama stoppe getting higher.


yakoo no tama 夜光の玉 a ball of light in the night
In the center of Mount Ariakeyama, there is a ball of light.
Because of this, the valley at its foot are never completely in the dark. They can never loose their way in a dark night.

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. Onipedia - 鬼ペディア - Oni Demons of Japan .

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魏石鬼 八面大王 (ぎしき はちめんだいおう) Gishiki Hachimen Daio is a legendary figure in Nagano.
Gishiki no Iwaya 魏石鬼の岩屋(ぎしきのいわや) Cave of the Gishiki Demon

At the foot om mount Ariakeyama there lived the farmer 弥左衛門 Yazaemon with his son 弥助 Yasuke.
The son has been abducted by a Demon named Hachimen Daio 八面大王. Yasuke grew up to be a fine young man. One day he helped a yamadori 山鳥 pheasant.
Three days later Yasuke med a beautiful young woman and married her. But Hachimen Daio became quite jealous and wild again.
When 坂上田村麻呂 Sakanoue no Tamuramaro came tho the Kannon Hall to pray, He had a vision telling him to use the feathers of a pheasant tail to make an arrow.
When Yaskue heard this, he begun to worry. But his wife, the incarnation of the pheasant, offered her tail feathers and then disappeared.
With this arrow, the evil Hachiman Daio could be shot down and driven away.
- Another version of this legend tells of Yazaemon being kidnapped by Hachimen Daio while he was looking for medicinal herbs in the forest. His wife had bo bring up Yasuke all by herself.

. Sakanoue no Tamuramaro 坂上田村麻呂 (758 - 811) .



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鬼神「おのれ田村麻呂、またお前か」(有明山魏石鬼)」
Once upon a time in the Heian period, there lived a demon named 魏石鬼 Gishiki at Mount Ariakeyama in Nagano.
He called himself 八面大王 the "Great King with Eight Faces".
He used all kinds of bad tricks and witchcraft and eventually the court in Kyoto send Sakanoue to drive him away.
- reference source : toki.moo.jp/merumaga/noinakami... -


八面大王足湯 Hachimen Daio Ashiyu - Hot spring and foot bath

(Azumino)


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Daio Wasabi Farm was opened in 1917
and is named after the ancient local hero, Hachimen Daio, whose spirit is also said to be the farm's protector.
- source : notesofnomads.com/daio-wasabi-farm -

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明科町 Akashina

momiji onibito もみじ鬼人 Demon Momiji "red leaves.
Momiji Onibito was the wife of Hachimen Daio, but they quarreled all the time. Then came Tamuramaro and killed Hachimen Daio. He also tried to kill Momiji, and his third arrow hit her.
But later she she came back, all crying with pain.

monomi-iwa no oni 物見岩の鬼 the demon from Monomi Rock
The demon from Monomi Rock was very bad, stole things and tormented the farmers.
Tamuramaro killed him also.

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大町市 Omachi

Near the かや場 Kayaba reed field is a huge rock of about 1.5 m length.
Once uopn a time, when Hachimen Daio lived at Mount 矢沢山 Yazawayama a blacksmith brought his tools there to make weapons to fight this Oni, Hachimen Daio got angry and threw the rock in his way. They also say Tamuramaro used this rock to test his sword, so there is now a cut of about 30 cm in the rock.

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- reference source : nichibun yokai database -

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- - - Gishiki no Iwaya 魏石鬼窟 "Cave of the Gishiki Demon" - - -
古墳 Kofun Tumulus




This is a rock chamber where the demon Hachimen Daio is said to have hidden,
The ceiling of the chamber is one huge boulder.
Nearby are more boulders, the footsteps of Hachimen Daio 八面大王足跡岩

ドルメン式古墳
長野県安曇野市穂高有明宮城


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. Tenguiwa, Tengu-Iwa 天狗岩 Tengu rocks and boulders .

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2018-04-12

Tengu no Dairi Palace Emaki

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Tengu no Dairi 天狗の内裏 The Palace of the Tengu
'The Palace of the Long-Nosed Goblins'


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This is a story about the young Minamoto no Yoshitsune, who is taken on a tour of the underworld by a Tengu from Mount Kurama.
Written in the Muromachi period.
This story exists in numerous lavish picture scrolls and woodblock-printed editions in libraries and museums around the world.

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Ushiwaka's "Visit to Supernatural Regions (Tengu no dairi)
In this story, Ushiwaka learns of the existence of a tengu palace deep in the mountains and by offering prayers to Bishamon succeeds in visiting it.
The Great Tengu welcomes him hospitably and offers to take him to see Yoshitomo (his father), who has been reborn in the Pure Land as a Buddha. Following a tour of the 136 Buddhist hells, the two finally reached the Pure Land.
Yoshitomo urges Ushiwaka to destroy the Heike and then predicts his future.
Back in the Tengu palace, Ushiwaka and the Great Tengu exchange pupil-teacher vows
and Ushiwaka returns to Kurama.
Yoshitsune: A Fifteenth-century Japanese Chronicle
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Tengu no dairi emaki 天狗の内裏絵巻
picture scroll of the palace of the long-nosed goblins,

illustrated manuscript in 2 rolls, telling the story of the young Minamoto Yoshitsune
and of his visit to the court of Tengu.







Yoshitsune watches the Tengu fighting



- Yoshitsune And A Buddha
- source : akg-images.com/archive... British Library -


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. The Tengu Sōjōbō 僧正坊 from Mount Kurama .
and 源義経 Minamoto no Yoshitsune 




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Tengu zeni coins money

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Tengu to zeni 天狗と銭 Legends about Tengu and coins

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. zeni, kozeni 銭、小銭 coins of Edo .
kinsen 金銭 money
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saisenbako 賽銭箱 box for donations with a Tengu leaf
from Akibayama



. saisen 賽銭 money offerings at a Shrine .



. sentoo 銭湯 Sento, public bath .



Tengu Yu 天狗湯 Tengu Bath House


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天狗銭 Tengu-Sen Manga


source : mantra.kir.jp...


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............................................................................... Ehime 愛媛県 
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上浮穴郡 Kami-Ukena district 久万高原町 Kuma Kogen

There is a rock named nusutto ishi 盗っ人石 (盗人石 / 盗人岩) "thief's rock".
Once a thief stole the money offerings from the shrine at 石鎚山 Mount Ishizuchisan.
But he was caught by the Tengu from the mountain, who threw him high in the sky. The stone is where the thief landed.



. Mount Ichizuchiyama, Ishizuchisan 石鎚山 1982 m.





............................................................................... Ibaraki 茨城県 
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常陸太田市 Hitachi Ota

天狗様 Tengu Sama,神様 Kami Sama
Once a man went to the local shrine and made a wish, but did not give any money offerings.
So the Tengu came after him and his house burned down.





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上田市 Ueda

Tarosan no Tengu 太郎山の天狗 Tengu from Mount Taro San
At the shrine 太郎山神社 Tarosan Jinja, during the annual festival, there was a farmer who took some of the money offerings home.
But when he reached his house, he found his rice storage house all empty. So he run back to the shrine and put the money in the offering box.


栃木県日光市の男体山にある神社. This Tarosan Jinja is in Nikko at Mount Nantaisan.





............................................................................... Okayama 岡山県 
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新見市 Niimi 哲西町 Tessei cho

kinsen 金銭 money
The local Tengu lives in the Tengu Matsu 天狗松 Tengu Pine.
If people have a wish for getting healed or are in need of money, they place a note on this tree.

. Tengu to matsu 天狗と松 Legends about the Tengu pine .





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千代田区 Chioda ward

sentoo 銭湯 public bath
Around 1715, there lived a rich merchant in 江戸神田鍋町 Kanda Nabe Cho. One of his servants went out to the public bath on the 15th day of the New Year. But soon someone saw him coming out at the back door, in traveling robes. Investigating further, they found the man had been travelling since the 13th day of the 12th lunar month of the year before.
So someone, maybe the local Tengu, must have acted in his place.

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中央区 Chuo ward

sentoo 銭湯 public bath
A similar story as told in Chiyoda ward. The wandering servant even brought back presents from his trip.

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南多摩郡 Minami-Tama district 恩方村 Ongata mura

Once a man came walking down ヒナタ峰 Mount Hinata Mine when a coin with a hole came falling down from a pine tree. This mus be a trick of the Tengu, he thought.
He said out loud: "I will take this home and keep in venerated as a special amulet!", but he could not lift if from the ground.




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岩美郡 Iwami district

Once a man faced a financial problem near a place called Zenibatake ゼニバタケ / 銭畑 "Field of Zeni coins" in front of the Tengu-Iwa.
Suddenly a Tengu appeared and spread a lot of zeni out for him.



............................................................................... Yamanashi 山梨県 
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大月市 Otsuki

At Mount サワオキ Sawaoki, where nobody lived, they found 中国銭 Chinese coins.
They say once upon a time a Tengu had lived here.

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

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2018-04-10

Tengu Iwa boulder rock

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Tenguiwa, Tengu-Iwa 天狗岩 / テングイワ / Tengu no Iwa 天狗の岩
Legends about Tengu boulders and rocks
Tenguishi, Tengu-Ishi 天狗石 Tengu Ishi, Tengu stone


. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .
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..... the tengu-ishi (falling stones or pebbles), also have the character of a sudden event in the solitude of the mountains or forests.
The main point of the inauspicious activities of the medieval tengu may be described as anti-Buddhism.
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今治市 Imabara 大三島町 Omishima

. Tenguiwa, Tengu-Iwa 天狗岩 "Tengu rock" .
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Yokomakura no Iwa 横枕の岩





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今立郡 Imadate district 池田町 Ikeda

When they were digging a canal for 月ヶ瀬用水 the Tsukigase Waterway, a Tengu came and disturbed them, throwing stones.
One of the workers went to Shikoku to pray at Konpira san and after that, the Tengu did not show up any more.
One of the rocks along the Waterway is called Tengu Iwa 天狗岩 "Tengu Rock".

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遠敷郡 Onyu district 名田庄村 Natasho

. Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain and Tengu legends .





............................................................................... Fukushima 福島県 
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南会津郡 Minami-Aizu district 大宮村 Omiya mura

Below the Tengu-Iwa there is a 天狗堂 Tengu Hall on the mountain road. There are a lot of tama-ishi 玉石 cobble stones. The villagers say they have been thrown from the opposite mountain by another Tengu during a fight.

南郷の天狗伝説 with photos
- reference source : minamiaizukankou/archives... -

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南郷村 Nango mura

Tengu ishi 天狗石 / O-Degu Sama オデグ様
O-Degu Sama (Tengu Sama) is a male deity. Once he played with a woman on the other side of the river, throwing pebbles at each other.
These are the Tengu Ishi. They sometimes fall down from the mountain even in our time.





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

Tenguiwa Jinja 天狗岩神社 Shrine Tenguiwa



群馬県吾妻郡長野原町長野原打越 / Naganohara, Agatsuma District, Gunma
- HP of the shrine : plala.or.jp/tenguiwa... -

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前橋市 Maebashi


The Tenguiwa yoosui 天狗岩用水 Tenguiwa irrigation canal

is a name for two canals:
In 1604, 秋元長朝 Akimoto Nagatomo started the 越中堀 Etchubori canal .
In 1610, 伊那忠次 / 伊奈 忠次 Ina Tadatsugu (1550 – 1610) built the 代官堀 Daikanbori canal.



During the construction of the Etchubori, there was a huge boulder blocking the way. There came a Yamabushi mountain priest (a Tengu) and offered some prayers - now the boulder could be removed.
Thanks to the canals the Akimoto clan could extend its fields and agriculture land.
The greatfull farmers built a temple in honor of Akimoto, 光厳寺 Kogan-Ji and
erected a memorial stone, 力田遺愛碑 Ryokudeniai no hi.



Later in the Meiji period, the fifth hydroelectric power plant in Japan was built here.
- reference source : kanto/nouson/sekkei/kokuei... -

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多野郡 Tano district 上野村 Ueno

A hunter had been bewitched by a Tengu and made grappling with the root of a tree the whole night.
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Mount Hotakayama 武尊山 is a place where the Tengu live and where the Shugendo priests have a training area.
There are sanctuaries for 大天狗、小天狗の祠 the Big and Small Tengu, a 天狗屋根 Tengu Yane and a Tengu-Iwa.
. Tenguiwa, Tengu-Iwa 天狗岩 "Tengu rock" - Photo - .





............................................................................... Iwate 岩手県  
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岩手町 Iwate city

If the Tengu comes to sit on the Tengu-Iwa and hit his drum, there will be fine weather in the coming year.

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東磐井郡 Higashi-Iwai district 大東村 Daito son 京津畑集落 Kyotsuhata


source snd photos : akarin-yama.at.webry.info...

On 天狗岩山 Mount Tenguiwayama (772 m)
there lived a Tengu. When the Tengu died, the mountain got its name.
On its top is a huge boulder. If it falls down one day, it will be back in its position the next morning.
The mountain is used as farmland up to about 720 m.

toraneko 虎猫 tabby
At a nunnery in Kyotsuhata there lived a tabby cat loved by all. The cat even got アンズキ飯 rice with auspicious red beans. When the cat died, they put some of this rice in the coffin and carried it to Mount Tenguiwa. The nuns begun to chant
虎や虎や、南無虎や、アンズキ飯の御徳や
Dear Tabby, Oh, Dear Tabby, It is all by virtue of the read beans rice.




............................................................................... Kagawa 香川県  
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小豆郡 Shozu district

. Tengu no kamikakushi 天狗と神かくし kidnapped, abduction .





............................................................................... Kanagawa 神奈川県  

Tengu Ishi 天狗石 Tengu Stone
A child that had been missing for a while was heard crying on the mountain on the other side of the valley.
It must have been abducted by a Tengu. On the mountain near 舟原 Funabara there is a Tengu Ishi.

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Tengu no hana-tsuki iwa 天狗の鼻突き岩 Hanatsuki Rock of Tengu, Rock with Tengu nose
Isehara, Kanagawa 259-1107


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It has a small hole where the Tengu 伯耆坊 Hokibo once stuck his nose in.





............................................................................... Kochi 高知県 
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土佐山 Tosayama

Once upon a time, a man had gotten secret teachings from a Tengu and could perform various rituals and spells.
At a festival, he exchanged questions and answers with a Tengu for a long time, but the other villagers could not hear or see a thing. Later they named the spot Tengu-Iwa and came to celebrate there once a year.




............................................................................... Kyoto 京都府  
京丹波町 Kyo-Tanba

Once upon a very long time, the Tengu frequently came to take a rest on the Tenguiwa.




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本吉郡 Motoyoshi district 南三陸町 Minamisanriku

Once upon a time, a Tengu had come all the way from 岩木山 Mount Iwakisan in Aomori, but by mistake he hurt his eye at the 杉 pine tree. The Tengu cut down the tree and placed a huge stone in its place, this is now the Tenguishi, Tengu Ishi 天狗石 Tengo stone.




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

Nobutaroo 信太郎 Nobutaro
Once Nobutaro went with a friend to 有明山 Mount Ariakeyama. When they tried to jump over the Tenguiwa, their bodies became an enormous in size and they jumped over 馬羅尾谷 Baraodani valley and disappeared.
Nobutaro's father 久作 Kyusaku, who had lost his only son, went everywhere to look for him. He could not find him and had to work in the fields all alone from that time on.
He build a small sanctuary for Nobutaro, 信の宮 Nobu no Miya.


有明山 Mount Ariakeyama (2268m).
Ariakeyama is also called Shino Fuji 信濃富士 Mount Fuji of the Shino region.

. Ariakeyama 有明山 Ariakesan, Mount Ariake .


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飯山市 Iiyama

On top of 高社山 Mount Koshasan (1,352 m) there is a 天狗岩 Tengu Iwa.

Tenguiwayama 天狗岩山 (1,070 m)

Locates in the Eastern part of the mountain range, this peak is seldom climbed by mountaineers.
There are a few waterfalls on the way up.
山頂にはかなり古い年代の自然石石碑と山頂標板があるだけで、 展望も西方が僅かに開けているだけです。地形図には山名がありませんが、滝ノ沢川の源頭と言うことから地元では呼んでいます。
地形図にもその名が記されている天狗岩山ですが、長野県に数多くある天狗(天狗山・天狗岳他)と名のつく山で、登山道がないのは この天狗岩山だけかも知れません。
- reference source : naganoken.jp/mount/hokushin/shiga-w/tenguiwa... -

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北佐久郡 Kita-Saku district 立科町 Tateshina

Many Tengu came together at the top of this boulder. On orders of the deity 立科明神 Tateshina Myojin to figure out the 善悪 good and evil in this world.

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Suwa, 上諏訪町 Kami-Suwa machi

Tengu Ishi 天狗石 Tengu Stone
In 大和 Yamato at Kami-Suwa there is a Tengu Stone. They say it looks just like a Tengu face, hence the name.
Others say once a Tengu had come down here to take a rest.





............................................................................... Okayama 岡山県 
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鏡野町 Kagamino


source and more photos : geocities.jp/komaithi/b/ctenguiwa...
鏡野町上斎原天狗岩 Kagamino Kamisaibara 1,196 m high


source and more photos : sanjyuunin-kagaminotyou...

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苫田郡 Tomata district 富村 Tomison

Tenguiwa, Tengu-Iwa 天狗岩 Tengu Iwa boulder
The Tengu from 大山 Mount Daisen sometimes comes here to rest his wings. In winter people can here a strange sound of flapping wings and there will be snow the next day.
There is also the phenomenon of
. Tengu-daoshi, Tengu daoshi 天狗倒し "Tengu knocking down trees" .





............................................................................... Saitama 埼玉県 
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奥秩父 Oku-Chichibu

. Tenguiwa, Tengu-Iwa 天狗岩 "Tengu boulder" .
and the Tengu from 倉尾村 Kurao and 小鹿野町 Ogano
There was a Tengu Boulder near the waterfall 七代の滝 Nanayo no Taki, where a Tengu lived. Once a priest from the nearby temple used it to pee.
If the visitors in his temple wanted to eat Tofu from Tokoy, the Tengu went off to fetch it in no time.

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Kokushidake no Tengu-Iwa 国師岳の天狗岩 Tengu Rock, Tengu Boulder
Mount Kokushidake is 2591 m high.






............................................................................... Shiga 滋賀県 
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伊香郡 Ina district 余呉町 Yogo

In a place called 平洞 Hedo in the middle of the mountain there is a matsu 松 pine tree, where the Tengu comes to rest.
There is also a Tengu-Iwa nearby.

. Tengu to matsu 天狗と松 Legends about the Tengu pine .




............................................................................... Shizuoka 静岡県 
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榛原郡 Haibara district 本川根町 Honkawane



Tenguishiyama 天狗石山Mount Tenguishiyama 1,366 m
If there is fog on Mount Tenguishi, it is going to rain

- There are other mountains with this name in Japan.

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浜松市 Hamamatsu 三ケ日町 Mikkabi

There is a Tengu-Iwa where a Tengu lives and parents tell their children, if they do not behave, the Tengu will come and get them.
If you see the Tengu, put your zoori 草履 straw sandals on your head to hide!

. waraji - zoori 草鞋- 履 と伝説 Legends about straw sandals .

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庵原郡 Ihara 両河内村 Ryogochi

A man was making charcoal near the Tengu-Iwa. Suddenly he heard a loud noise, like flutes and drums for a festival. But he could not see anybody.
This was the doing of the local Tengu.




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海部郡 Ama district 宍喰町 Shishikui

At the Tengu-Iwa there are imprints of the geta 下駄 wooden clogs of the Tengu and the hooves of his horse.
Once at New Year an old lady living nearby heard the sound of drums and festival bells and became so afraid, she shut all the doors and windows of her home.

. geta 下駄 ashida 足駄 Geta wooden clogs and legends .





............................................................................... Tokyo 東京都 

琴平神社の天狗岩 Kotohira Jinja, Tengu-Iwa



東京都あきる野市五日市 / Itsukaichi, Akiruno, Tokyo
- reference source : blog.goo.ne.jp/ruribo0209... photos -




............................................................................... Tottori 鳥取県 
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岩美郡 Iwami district

Once a man faced a financial problem near a place called Zenibatake ゼニバタケ / 銭畑 "Field of Zeni coins" in front of the Tengu-Iwa.
Suddenly a Tengu appeared and spread a lot of zeni out for him.

. zeni, kozeni 銭、小銭 coins of Edo .

. Tengu to zeni 天狗と銭 Legends about Tengu and coins .




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Tengu Ishi 天狗石 Tengu Stone

On the 10th day of the first lunar month, many Tengu gather at Mount Tengusumotoriyama to have a contest.
There is a mountain called 二ッ石山 Futatsuishiyama "Mountain with two stones", where once two 天狗石 Tengu-Ishi had been.



. Tengu sumootori yama 天狗角力取山 Tengusumotoriyama
Mountain where Tengu practise Sumo wrestling .


and

Mt. Tenguishi, Ogure, Kitahiroshima, Yamagata District, Hiroshima Prefecture





............................................................................... Wakayama 和歌山県 
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みなべ町 Manabe

In 名之内 Myonouchi there are two rocks called Tengu-Iwa. The Tengu come here to rest.


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

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. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .

. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List.


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

. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .

- Yookai 妖怪 Yokai Monsters of Japan -

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