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2018-02-27

Tengu sumo wrestling legends

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Tengu to sumoo 天狗と相撲 Legends about Tengu and Sumo wrestling

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



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Tengu no Sumotoriba 天狗の相撲場
is often a place in the forest which is rather flat and has few or no trees, thus naturally fit for the Tengu to gather and do Sumo wrestling.
It is found in many forests of Japan.



. Sumoo 相撲 Sumo wrestling / rikishi 力士 wrestler .

How the Tengu lost his nose

- reference source : blog.goo.ne.jp/inehapo/e -

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Tengu sumootori yama 天狗角力取山 Tengusumotoriyama
Two mountains where Tengu practise Sumo wrestling


Fukushima 猪苗代町 Inawashiro - 1360 m
Yamagata - 鶴岡市 Tsuruoka - 1376 m


Yamagata - In front is the flat area for Sumo.

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. shibaten シバテン / shiba tengu 柴天狗 Shiba Tengu, Shibatengu .
Like a Kappa, he hangs around rivers, asks people to have a wrestling bout and begins to confuse their minds.
But he never goes into the river himself, so he is not a real Kappa.
Legends from Ehime, Kochi and Tokushima in Shikoku.


............................................................................... Fukushima 福島県 
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喜多方市 Kitakata town

Tengu no sumootori ba 天狗の相撲とり場 Tengu and Sumo wrestling
At the place where the Tengu used to practise sumo wrestling, a Tengu once had his long nose come off.
It turned into the flower of 水バショウ Mizubasho, skunk cabbage.


福島市土湯 「びっき沼の水芭蕉」-
Tsuchiyu Hot Spring : Mizubasho from Bikkurinuma swamp




............................................................................... Gunma 群馬県 
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伊勢崎市 Isesaki 波志江町 Hashie

The strong man 五郎兵衛 Gorobei once had a wrestling bout with a Tengu, but he lost it.

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勢多郡 Seta district 横野村 Yokono

The shrine Hachimangu is located in the north of the pond ミゾロガ池 Mizorogaike (Mizoro-ga-ike), 赤城山西麓 wwst of Mount Akagisan. There is a large matsu 松 pine tree in its compound where the Tengu lives.
Sometimes he comes to the home to the 南雲家 Nagumo family for a bout of Sumo. When his partner is the son, the Tengu always wins. But one day the father was his opponent and the Tengu lost!
Now the family was allowed to cut the huge pine tree and sell it for good money.

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




............................................................................... Ibaraki 茨城県 
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日立市 Hitachi

Once upon a time
there was a Sumo wrestling place of the Tengu near the temple 大雄院 Daio-In. The ancestors of the 住吉氏 Sumiyoshi family went there every night, every night to learn sword fighting from the Tengu.



大雄院 / ダイオウイン Daio-In / (Taiyu-In) 茨城県日立市宮田町5-6-15

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高萩市 Takahagi

Once a Tegu landed on a stone in the garden of the 大部氏宅 Obu family, put a blindfold over the eyes of one family member and took him to the mountain to have a bout of Sumo.
The Tengu told him: "If you come up here next time, bring some sekihan 赤飯 red auspicious rice and we can have a party!"
The man came home and told his wive about it, but from that day on the Tengu never appeared again.

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多賀郡 Taga district 高岡村 Takaoka

A tengu came every day to have a bout of Sumo with a 炭焼き charcoal maker.
One day the Tengu told him: "If you promise not to eat 4つ足と2足 "four legs and two legs", I will make you rich for the rest of your life. But you must never tell anyone about our meeting and this promise!"
The man had no idea what "four legs and two legs" meant and asked other villagers about it. But from that day on, the Tengu did not come any more.

. sumigama 炭竈 と伝説 Legends about charcoal kilns .





............................................................................... Kagawa 

. Tengu of Mount Shiromine 白峯山 in Sanuki 讃岐 .
Saganbō Daigongen 相模坊大権現

- 白峯天狗伝説 Shiromine Tengu Densetsu
相模坊は相撲が好き Saganbo liked to practise Sumo.


- reference source : city.sakaide.lg.jp/soshiki/bunkashinkou -





............................................................................... Miyagi 宮城県 
仙台市 Sendai

Tengu sumotoriba 天狗相撲取場
On the eastern side of the 大倉ダム Okura Dam there is a steep cliff, and below it the 大倉川渓谷 Okuragawa gorge, spanned by the Tengubashi 天狗橋 Tengu-bashi, Tengu Bridge.
A Tengu has built it in just one night. At the cliff is the Shinto shrine 小倉神社 Ogura Jinja. Close by is the Sumo place of the Tengu.

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Tengu Bashi Ichinoseki Sendai

Original 19th century hand colored albumen photograph. Dimensions are 26.5 cm x 20.5 cm (10.5 in x 8 in).
- source : worthpoint.com/worthopedia -


- - - - - Other bridges named 天狗橋 Tengubashi - often natural rock formations

Fukushima / 鮫川村 Samegawa
A natural stone bridge, almost 8 m long and 4 m wide.


Kagawa 香川県
On the way from 宇田津 Udatsu along 金比羅道 the road to Konpira san is a stone brigde, the Tengubashi. It is not known which stone mason built this bridge.

In Hiroshima is a bus stop named 天狗橋(広島県)on the way to Konpira san.


Miyagi 宮城県 / 桃生郡 Momou district 雄勝 Ogatsu
A dolmen stone formation which looks like a natural bridge. A Tengu built it in one night.


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............................................................................... Niigata 新潟県 

When all the villagers were asleep, a Tengu came to the village. Soon another Tengu came flying down from the sky and the two begun a bout of Sumo wrestling. They made a large dohyoo 土俵 Sumo ring arena and wrestled for a while,
Then they practised with the sword, the whole night long.







............................................................................... Tokyo 東京  
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文京区 Bunkyo ward

. Temple 小石川伝通院 Koishikawa Denzu-In / Dentsu-In.
The pious 岱雄 Taio and Sumo wrestilng at 成田不動 Narita Fudo.




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

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


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西村山郡 Nishi-Murayama district

. 鳥海山の筍,月山の筍 bamboo shoots from Mount Chokaisan and Mount Gassan .
at 竜が岳 Mount Ryugatake

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南置賜郡 Minami-Okitama district 中津川村 Nakatsugawa

tsunegami sama ツネガミサマ / 常神 Tsunegami Deity
Sometimes the Tengu comes to the Sumo place all dressed up. He is the messenger of Tsunegami Sama.


source : wikimedia
Fukui, Tsunegami Peninsula
Ongami-jima is an uninhabited island which belongs to Wakasa Town of Fukui Prefecture. About 500 meters offshore from Tsunegami Peninsula, it is the biggest island in Fukui.
In 629, upon orders of the Japanese Emperor, a shrine was built on the island enshrining the god of Tsunegami.
source : jal.japantravel.com/fukui

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At 稲山 Mount Inesan (Inayama) there is a wrestling place of the Tengu.
Once an onlooker called out
"Inesan to Dai-Tengu, 川内戸 Kawanaido no Ko-Tengu - yokkoisho, have a bout!"
But at that moment he was thrown down the hill and landed in front of his home.
「イネサンの大天狗、川内戸の小天狗どっこいしょ」

- by the way
At Inayama in Yamanashi, there are 稲山遺跡 Inayama remains from the Jomon period
山梨県笛吹市八代町岡字稲山1903-2外



旧石器/縄文(中)/中世/近世
集落+散布地-旧石器+縄文(中)+中世+近世-住居跡+竪穴状遺構+土坑+集石土坑+集石+地下式坑+溝状遺構+ピット-土器+石器+陶磁器+鉄製品+古銭+骨片
- reference source : sitereports.nabunken.go.jp -




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

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西八代郡 Nishi-Yatsushiro 上九一色村 Kami-Kuishiki

yama no nushi 山の主 Lord of the Mountain
At 大和田山 Mount Owadasan a forest worker was about to engage in a Sumo bout with a young priest who happened to come along. Suddenly there was a voice from the sky:
"If you do Sumo with that person, you are sure to die!"
The forest worker was quite surprized by this warning and stopped and the young priest suddenly was gone.
The young priest had been the Tengu, the Lord of this Mountain.

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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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2018-02-14

Tengu sennin immortal legends

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. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .
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sennin 天狗と仙人伝説 Legends about Tengu and Immortals

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

. sennin 仙人と伝説 Legends about Immortals .




. Join the Tengu friends on Facebook .

- What is the difference between a Tengu and a Sennin?
Tengu are part of the Buddhist realm and Sennin belong to the realm of Chinese Daoism 道教.
There are also shinsen, shinzen 神仙 Sennin of the Daoist tradition, who possess jintsuuriki, jinzuriki, shintsuuriki 神通力 supernatural power.

Some 阿闍梨 Ajari or 山伏 Yamabushi can turn to Tengu.

Humans with supernatural powers can go to the 天狗界 Tengu World or the 仙人界 Sennin World.
11 stories about Tengu are told in the 今昔物語 Konjaku Monogatari, a collection of over one thousand tales written during the late Heian period (794–1185) .
The stories portray Tengu as enemies of Buddhism, setting fires at temples or tricking priests. Priests who attain special powers through religious discipline, but use these powers for their own ends were thought to enter in the next life the transmigratory realm of Tengudou 天狗道.
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. The most important 48 Tengu of Japan - 四十八天狗 .

. Nihon no sennin 日本の仙人37人 - 37Japanese Immortals and Hermits .

. 日本の仏仙人16人 - The 16 Buddhist Immortals of Japan .


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Some tales can be found in a collection of Toyota Toki とよた時
天狗・仙人妖怪ばなし Tales about Tengu, Sennin and Yokai Monsters
- reference source : とよた時 -

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In China all kinds of Sennin are worshipped. In Japan all kinds of Tengu are worshipped.
The Sennin of Tang China are almost like Tengu. The wings of Tengu are probably from the imagination of painters.

Many Sennin in the meaning of "mountain hermit" are found in Japan, like 役小角 En no Ozuno En-no-Gyôja 役行者 or 久米 Kume.

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. Torakichi 虎吉 sennin no moji 仙人の文字 letters of Torakichi .


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............................................................................... Ehime 愛媛県
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喜多郡 Kita district 内子町 Uchiko // 越智郡 Ochi district 小田町 Oda


Tengu live deep in the mountains and practise to get supernatural power. They are like Sennin.
If a wicked bad person goes to the mountain, the Tengu will throw them out. Tengu do not like impurities.






............................................................................... Iwate 岩手県
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氣仙郡 Kessen district 唐丹村 Toni

. O-Shirasama, oshirasama おしらさま、オシラサマ "White Deity" .
legends of 飛行というと天狗 a flying Tengu or the sennin 仙人 Immortals helping humans.





............................................................................... Tokushima 徳島県
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板野郡 Itano district

. toita sennin 戸板仙人 Sennin of the Wooden Door .
atthe back of 大麻比古神社 Oasahiko Shrine there lived a Tengu.





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

The sennin 仙人 Immortal from 金が岳 Mount Kanagatake (1,764 m) named 新左衛門 Shinzaemon
and the Tengu from 茅ヶ岳 Mount Kayagatake (1,703 m) named 江草孫右衛門 Magoemon from Egusa were on bad terms.
The Immortal jumped into the sky, made a strong wind and called the clouds. He could also take any human shape he liked. He was almost a Yokai monster Immortal.
The Immortal sometimes shape-shifted into a ball of fire to show the Tengu that he was still a novice in the field.


source : toki.moo.jp/merumaga/reizan...

茅ヶ岳の天狗伝説 The Tengu legend from Mount Kayagatake.

Magoemon is a human who trained to become a Tengu, others say he is the Immortal from Mount Kayagatake.
Once he climbed the mountain to do some work, and when he came back to his home, three family generations had passed and nobody remembered him.
He was so sad, he went back to the mountain and practised 神通力 to gain divine powers.
He lived around 1520 during the times of Takeda Nobutora, the father of Takeda Shingen, in the village of Egusa.
He sometimes appeared when farmers were working in the forest and helped them cut trees. He even ate the food they shared with him.
When they gave him a leaf of tobacco, he put it on his palm and then ate it.
Time passed on in the village of Egusa. Now it is around 1715.
The woodworkers saw a huge human like a monster stand on the rocks. The beard was upside down and covered his face with white hair. His huge eyes rolled around. The villagers fled in great fear. Then there was a strong wind and black clouds showed in the sky . . . all because the villagers had disturbed Magoemon in his mountain retreat.


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西八代郡 Nishi-Yatsushiro district 市川三郷町 Ichikawamisato

takara no oogi 宝の扇 magic hand fan
Once upon a time
there lived a naughty boy named 悪太郎 Akutaro (Bad Taro). A Sennin made him promise to change his ways and become a good boy and gave him a magic hand fan to make his own nose long or short as he wished. With this hand fan he was able to help in a fight of a Tengu and a 荒神 Kojin Wild Deity.
Akutaro could also use the fan to travel in the air.
Later this magic fan turned up in the hands of a Samurai and when enemies of Japan came from a foreign country, he could make the noses of the enemy turn long or cut them off.
The fan became venerated like a God of War 軍神.


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




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. sennin 仙人と伝説 Legends about Immortals .

. 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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2018-02-10

Tengu hinotama fire ball legends

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. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .
. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List.
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Hinotama 天狗と火の玉伝説 Legends about Tengu and fire balls

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

. hinotama, hi no tama 火の玉と伝説 Legends about fire balls .

. Tengubi 天狗火 Tengu fire - a Yokai .




. Join the Tengu friends on Facebook .


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............................................................................... Aichi 愛知県
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知多郡 Chita district 南知多町 Minami-Chita

. isotengu 磯天狗 "Seashore Tengu", a Sea Yokai monster.
at 鳶ヶ崎 Tobigasaki




............................................................................... Ehime 愛媛県
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松山市 Matsuyama

. Tengu at 三津浜 Mitsuhama .





............................................................................... Gifu 岐阜県
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加茂郡 Kamo district

. The Tengu is also called 狗賓 Guhin / Kuhin .
He lives in the deep forest and produced balls of fire at night to frighten the villagers. ...




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

. kawa tengu, kawatengu 川天狗 "river Tengu".
Most Great Tengu 大天狗 live alone in a region, only allowing some Karasu Tengu to be their followers.
Sometimes they produce the tengubi 天狗火 "Tengu fire" , hi no tama 火の玉 ball of fire; to show the borders and protect their territory.
This is done by kawa tengu 川天狗 "river Tengu".


天狗の川狩 Tengu fishing at a river
葛飾北斎 Katsushika Hokusai

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. a Legend from 昭和町 Showa town .




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

. kawa tengu, kawatengu 川天狗 "river Tengu".
- Kawatengoo 川天狗(かわてんごう) Kawatengo, Kawa Tengo
- 仁助兄弟 The Nisuke brothers at Misawamure village 三沢村三井の霧ヶ瀬
- 内郷村 Uchigomura
- 津久井郡 Tsukui district 城山町 Shiroyama




............................................................................... Mie 三重県
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員弁郡 Inabe district 梅戸井村 Umedoi

. kawa tengu, kawatengu 川天狗 "river Tengu".




............................................................................... Tokushima 徳島県

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那賀郡 Naka district 相生町 Aioi

A man went to the forest with his father to do some work. After a while they took a break. Suddenly a white ball of fire came floating past, with a white tail at the end. Then they heard the sound of a terrible mountain slide, as if someone had felled a huge tree. They hurried home in great fear.
His father told him that they had been on special land where the Shiba Tengu lived and he does not like to be disturbed.

. shiba tengu 柴天狗 Shiba Tengu, Shibatengu .





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

. kawa tengu, kawatengu 川天狗 "river Tengu".





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

The sennin 仙人 Immortal from 金が岳 Mount Kanagatake (1,764 m) named 新左衛門 Shinzaemon
and the Tengu from 茅ヶ岳 Mount Kayagatake (1,703 m) named 江草孫右衛門 Magoemon from Egusa were on bad terms.
The Immortal jumped into the sky, made a strong wind and called the clouds. He could also take any human shape he liked. He was almost a Yokai monster Immortal.
The Immortal sometimes shape-shifted into a ball of fire to show the Tengu that he was still a novice in the field.


source : toki.moo.jp/merumaga/reizan...

茅ヶ岳の天狗伝説 The Tengu legend from Mount Kayagatake.

Magoemon is a human who trained to become a Tengu, others say he is the Immortal from Mount Kayagatake.
Once he climbed the mountain to do some work, and when he came back to his home, three family generations had passed and nobody remembered him.
He was so sad, he went back to the mountain and practised 神通力 to gain divine powers.
He lived around 1520 during the times of Takeda Nobutora, the father of Takeda Shingen, in the village of Egusa.
He sometimes appeared when farmers were working in the forest and helped them cut trees. He even ate the food they shared with him.
When they gave him a leaf of tobacco, he put it on his palm and then ate it.
Time passed on in the village of Egusa. Now it is around 1715.
The woodworkers saw a huge human like a monster stand on the rocks. The beard was upside down and covered his face with white hair. His huge eyes rolled around. The villagers fled in great fear. Then there was a strong wind and black clouds showed in the sky . . . all because the villagers had disturbed Magoemon in his mountain retreat.

. sennin 仙人と伝説 Legends about Immortals .


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Mt. Kayagatake is well known for being the place where Kyuya Fukada, writer and mountaineer who published the One hundred top mountains of Japan, passed away.
It is also part of the one hundred top mountains of Yamanashi.
Due to its similar appearance to the nearby Mt. Yatsugatake, it is sometimes known as “Nise Yatsu” (Phony Yatsu). From the summit, the Southern Alps, Mt. Yatsugatake, Mt. Fuji and more can be seen. There are also many places to view the cherry trees and the red leaves during their respective seasons.
During spring season you will find the cherry blossom tunnel known as “Senbonzakura Park” near the trailhead to the mountain, along with a viewing platform from where you can enjoy the sight of mountains such as Mt. Fuji. Then, in autumn you can also come appreciate the beauty of the red leaves. Furthermore, you will also find the Sunflower field of Akeno near the trailhead leading to the mountain path, a spot where about 600,000 sunflowers bloom fully during summer season! Please don’t miss out the opportunity to come see and enjoy the mountain climbing and magnificent nature of Kayagatake!
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茅ヶ岳 and 金ヶ岳

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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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2018-01-14

Tengu matsu pine legends

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Tengu to matsu 天狗と松 Legends about the Tengu pine

. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .
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Tengu-Matsu at 牛伏山 Ushibuseyama, Gunma

Tengumatsu, Tengu matsu 天狗松
Tengu no matsu 天狗の松
Tengu no koshikake matsu 天狗の腰掛松
Tengu no yasumiki 天狗の休み木 a tree where the Tengu take a rest
Tengu no tomarigi テングノトマリギ(天狗のとまり木)a tree where Tengu take a rest

. matsu 松 pine tree - introduction .
There are various types of PINE in Japan.



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. shinboku 神木, shinju 神樹 sacred tree, divine tree

There are a few legends about sacred trees where the Tengu sits and takes a rest -
Tengu no matsu 天狗の松, Tengu no koshikake matsu 天狗の腰掛松 .
People protect these trees and dear not cut them down for fear of bad luck and misfortune.
For example in Chichibu town, Higashi-Chichibu, Ogano, ...

Tengu no tomarigi テングノトマリギ(天狗のとまり木)a tree where Tengu take a rest
Their legends are handed down in the villages. If someone tries to cut a tree town, he will be flipped in the air or falls under the tree.
At night such a tree sometimes makes a loud, painful sound, or falls down all by itself
天狗の倒し木 - tree cut down by a Tengu,
If villagers check in the morning, sometimes there is nothing special to be seen.

In Yamanashi sacred trees are used by the Yamanokami 山の神 Deity of the Mountain or a Tengu.


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

. Tengu matsu 天狗松 Pine from Aichi .



............................................................................... Chiba 千葉県 

. 天狗の腰かけ松 Pine of the Tengu .



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

. Tengu no matsu from Imabara 今治市 .



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

. Gujo town 郡上市 和良村 Wara mura .
- and a man named 根の松 Ne no Matsu




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

. Tengu and Sumo wrestling, at 横野村 Yokono village .



............................................................................... Ishikawa 石川県 
鹿島郡 Kashima district 能登町 Noto



. Tengu and shimenawa 注連縄 sacred rope .



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

. Tenguiwa 天狗岩 Tenguiwa boulder and 天狗松 Tengumatsu pine .
小豆郡 Shozu district



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. Kasamatsu 傘松 "umbrella pine .
吾川村 Agawa village




............................................................................... Miyazaki 宮崎県 

. Tengu matsu 天狗松 Pine from Miyazaki .



............................................................................... Okayama 岡山県  

. Tengu giving kinsen 金銭 money .
新見市 Niimi 哲西町 Tessei cho



............................................................................... Saitama 埼玉県  
秩父 Chichibu

. Tengu no matsu 天狗の松 Tengu pine .

Tengu no yasumi no ki 天狗の休み木 A tree where the Tengu takes a rest
Along the pass 烏首峠 Torikubi Toge, which connects 名栗 Naguri with 浦山 Urayama in Chichibu there is 大楓 a huge maple tree where the Tengu takes a rest.
When the forest workers cut it down, there begun a lot of accidents to happen, a wood cutter fell ill and eventually even the man who bought the lumber was hit with bad luck.



............................................................................... Shiga 滋賀県  

. 天狗岩 Tengu-Iwa boulders and Tengu-Matsu .
伊香郡 Ina district 余呉町 Yogo



............................................................................... Toyama 富山県 

富山市 Toyama city
. Tengu and shimenawa 注連縄 sacred rope .


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天狗の腰掛松 - 2 legends
天狗の松 - 9 legends
天狗松 - 33 legends
天狗 松 - 100 legends

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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 .

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2017-10-22

Tengu Legends 10 Gunma

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Tengu 天狗と伝説 - 群馬県 Legends about Tengu in Gunma

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Tengu mask from mount Kashozan

. Kashozan 迦葉山 a Tengu mountain .
群馬県 沼田市上発知町445番地 / Numazu Kami-Hochimachi

. Myoogisan, Myogisan 妙義山日光坊 Nikko-Bo, Nikkobo Tengu .
He is venerated in Gunma at Mount Myogisan (Myogizan 妙義山).

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. kamikakushi, kami-kakushi 天狗と神かくし / カミカクシ "spirited away" .


. shinboku 神木, shinju 神樹 sacred tree, divine tree and Tengu .

. Yamanokami 山の神 and Tengu legends from Gunma .
Yama no kami is also called 山祇 Yamasomi, Yama Somi.
Tengu is also called 山の荒神 Yama no Aragami, Wild Mountain Deity.


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. Sugi no Bo 杉の坊 Monk of the Cedar Tree .
from 赤木山の杉の坊 Akagisan 赤城山 Mount Akagi, Akagiyama (1,828 m)
and more
Tengu, sugi 天狗と杉と伝説 Legends about Tengu and Cedar trees


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haiiro no bakemono 灰色のばけ物 a gray monster
Once a man peeked into a deep well and saw the figure of a human being, all in gray, like a monster.
When he called the other villagers to have a look , there was nothing special to be seen.
This must have been the deed of a Tengu.

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Tengu no hayashi 天狗の囃し / 囃子 music group of the Tengu
At Mount 仲木山 people heard a strange music from June to September, maybe once in two months, on days with light mist, from early morning until 3 in the afternoon.
There was the sound of a 笙 Sho flute and something like 三味線 a Shamisen.
The locals call it 天狗さんの囃し "the Music Group of the Tengu".




............................................................................... Agatsuma 吾妻郡

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六合村 Kuni mura

kamikakushi 神隠し
When a young woman or a child suddenly disappears, it is spirited away by the Gods or by a Tengu.
In the family of 赤岩の家 Akaiwa there was a boy named 周平 Shuhei who once went to the forest and never came back. An oracel told them he was abducted by a Tengu and would never come back.





............................................................................... Gunma district 群馬郡

Tengu likes high trees and old trees. He can jump from tree to tree like a kinezumi キネズミ squirrel.

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榛名町 Harunamachi town

. Harunasan 榛名山と伝説 Legends about Mount Haruna and the Tengu .

On 榛名山 Mount Harunasan, Harunayama (1,449 m), there lives a Tengu. He dug out earth from the bottom of 榛名湖 Lake Harunako and tried to add it to 富士山 Mount Fujisan.

Kobo Daishi Kukai 弘法大師 once came to 榛名山 Mount Harunayama and wanted to make 1000 valleys.
But the local Tengu managed to hide one valley and Daishi sama went back to 紀州の高野山 Kishu, to Mount Koyasan.
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In 榛東村 Shinto village (北群馬郡 Kita-Gunma district)
the story tells of Kobo Daishi trying to build 100 temples and the local Tengu, who felt his home in danger, hid one valley for the temple construction.

. . Koobo Daishi Kuukai 弘法大師 空海 - 伝説 Kobo Daishi Kukai Legends . .

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倉渕村 Kurabuchi mura

. tookanya 十日夜 tenth day of the tenth lunar month .
On this day and full-moon night, Tengu sama is venerated.

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. oni 鬼 demons of Japan .
Once there lived an Oni in a place called オニクボ Onikubo、"Carity of an Oni".
Or it was 角落山 Tsunoochiyama (1,220 m), the "Mountain where the horns had fallen down", where a small sanctuary for a Tengu had been build.
When 源頼光 Minamoto no Yorimitsu tried to drive out the Oni, the horns fell down here and a mountain was created.

. Minamoto no Yorimitsu "Raiko" 源頼光 (948 – 1021).







............................................................................... Kanra 甘楽郡
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南牧村 Nanmokumura village

kaji 火事 fire
The Tengu likes fire and should thus not be venerated at places where no human houses are to be seen.




............................................................................... Kitagunma, Kita-Gunma 北群馬郡
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榛東村 Shinto village



............................................................................... Tano 多野郡

A farmer once cut a tree of the Tengu, but could not take care of it properly on the same day and soon lost consciuosness.


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上野村 Uenomura village

. tookanya 十日夜 tenth day of the tenth lunar month .
Full moon rituals. O-Tengu Sama no Obi お天狗様の帯 Belt of the Tengu
at 笠丸山 Mount Kasamaruyama (1,124 m)





............................................................................... Tone 利根郡

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片品村 Katashina village

Shiranesan 白根山 Mount Shirane (2610 m)
on the border between Katashina and Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture.


At Katashina village, the farmers from the hamlets 上小川、穴沢、仲井 and 下小川 all climb up together to Mount Shiranesan.
In former times it used to be the 16th day of the 6th lunar month, but recently it could also be in the 8th month. People who have to climb up use the time from the 12th day of the 6th lunar month to start preparing shoojin ショウジン with ritual purifications and then all the men gather at one place to climb up.
If a woman climbs up, she will be picked up by a Tengu and thrown down the valley.



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みなかみ町 Minakami

Trees with three trunks on a mountain and trees with two trunks in a swamp are called
峯の三又、沢の二又.
They are sacred to テング様 Tengu Sama and not to be cut down.




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昭和町 Showa town

. hinotama, hi no tama 火の玉と伝説 fire balls and Tengu .

There is a Tengu by the river. Once a man went fishing by the river and caught quite a large amount of fish. The thought this was quite strange and then he heard a sound ゴロゴロ gorogoro like stoned falling and he saw a large ball of fire.
At this point his net suddenly became very heavy and he could not pull it up any more. Than called out:
"天狗が出た The Tengu has come!" and fled as fast as he could. He had to stay in bed for 3 days.


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


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

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Tengu legends 09 Gifu

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Tengu 天狗と伝説 - 岐阜県 Legends about Tengu in Gifu

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. guhin kuhin gubin 狗賓 / 狗嬪 / グヒン Guhin Tengu Yokai monster .
加茂郡 Kamo district
Guhin mochi 狗賓餅 rice cakes for the Guhin and many more

. kishin, kijin, onigami 鬼神 "Oni Deity", "Demon Deity" .
and Tengu legends

. sugi 天狗と杉と伝説 Legends about Tengu and Cedar trees .
飛騨地方 Hida district // 揖斐郡 Ibi district 春日村 Kasuga // 高山市 Takayama // 吉城郡 Yoshiki district

. Yamanokami 山の神 and Tengu legends from Gifu .
Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain and many more


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こびの天狗山 Kobi no Tengu San
岐阜県美濃加茂市森山3-5-57 / Moriyama chō, Minokamo-shi, Gifu
古井の天狗山 Kobi no Tenguyama Shrine

This statue is 12 m high, the tallest Tengu statue in Japan.
It belongs to the sect 荒薙教 Aranagi Kyo with the main deity 荒薙大神 Aranagi Okami.
Tengu is the messenger of this deity.
The sect of Aranagi Kyo was founded in 1900 by Toda Yoki.
It is a mixture of Shinto and Buddhist aspects and rituals.

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kori Tengu 狐狸天狗 / コリテング fox and tanuki and Tengu
At 胆吹山 / 伊吹山 Mount Ibukiyama a shamon 沙門 wandering priest was reciting the 念仏 Nenbutsu prayer. Suddenly he heard a voice:
"Tomorrow I will come and bring you to Paradise!"
The next day Kannon Bosatsu appeared and took him away, in front of the eyes of his disciples.
But the next day they found him hanging all naked high up in a tree!
It must have been the evil deed of an old fox, badger or a Tengu !


十二社神社 Junisha Jinja
Around 1928, at the shrine 十二社神社 Junisha Jinja someone found a purse with a backbone inside. When he picked it up, there was a huge rumbling in the ground and then a large rock came rumbling down the stone stairway. In front of the main hall there seemed to be 修験者 a mountain saint wearing a long white robe, wielding a hand fan in the form of a leaf and using a long walking staff - It must have been this Tengu who had moved the rock.

There are five shrines with this name in Gifu:
. reference source : 岐阜県神社庁 .



............................................................................... Gujo town 郡上市
和良村 Wara mura

In the hamlet of 下洞集落 Shimo-Hora a man named 根の松 Komatsu went missing. The villagers said he had been abducted by a Tengu. They all went into the forest and called "Give us back Komatsu!" Eventually he came back with an innocent look, not remembering anything.
There was also a 天狗松 Tengu Matsu in the village, but it has dried up now.

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




............................................................................... Hida region 飛騨地方

Once a traveler stayed at a lodging in the village. At night there was a meeting of the local Tengu and he was invited to join them. He saw making another man drink 鉛の熱湯 lead in hot water. When he came home, the other traveler had not come home. He had been a man who used to brag all the time and now met his punishment.



............................................................................... Ibigawa district 揖斐郡

At a mountain named 橋角 there was a fir tree called お伊勢さん O-Ise San. Humans were not allowed to touch it.
Once 浦野九一 Urano Kyuichi was collecting firewood in the forest and took a nap under the tree at lunchtime. Suddenly he heard the Tengu call him in his dream: "It's already sunset, you better get home!"
When he woke up, it was indeed sunset and he hurried home, greatful!
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Sometimes the sound of someone cutting trees, ガラガラ garagara can be heard in the forest. This is the Tengu doing his job.

Tengu sa 天狗さ Tengu san
In the village 谷汲村 Tanigumi mura suddenly it became quite dark and the earth sounded ガラガラガラガラ garagara garagara . Then a Tengu appeared in red robes, holding a great fan in his hand, wearing wooden geta 下駄 sandals with 一本歯 only one "tooth"。


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In the village 春日村 Kasuga mura they needed to build a new bridge over the river and cut down 大檜と大杉 a large cypress and a large pine tree.
That night a Tengu appeared in the dream of the village headman, complaining they had taken away his resting places and he would punish the village with fire.
And indeed, that evening a fire broke out and destroyed most of the village. This was the great fire on the 18th day of the 1st month in 1877.
In former times
on a rainy day, the Tengu could be heard beating the drum at 藤川谷 Fujikawatani. But now this sound is not heard any more.
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The 17th day of the 7th lunar month is 祇園祭 the day of the Gion Festival. The villagers have to burn kagaribi かがり火 watch fires, otherwise they will be cursed by the Tengu.

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Tengu no Oyashiki 天狗のお屋敷 the mansion of the Tengu
Once a man went to the mountain forest to make charcoal. He found a ball looking like a bundle of leaves hanging in the branches. He took a stick and hit it. All of a sudden there was a strange sound, a thunderstorm broke out and he could not go home that evening.
When he came back home the next day, he fell ill. A diviner told him the ball of leaves was the mansion of a Tengu and he had been punished. The diviner then performed exorcist rituals.



............................................................................... Kamo district 加茂郡 - Minokamo
西白川村 Nishi-Shirakawa mura

. kasumiami, kasumi-ami 霞網(かすみあみ)net for catching birds .

source : mis.janis.or.jp...
The villagers had put out a net for catching birds, when suddenly a strong wind begun to blow and something like large legs with blood dripping from them got caught. When they came closer, there was nothing in the net.
It must have been a Tengu who had passed after all.
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. Hakusan Jinja 白山神社 Shrines in Japan .
In the forest of Hakusan Shrine, about twice a year there is the strange sound of trees breaking at night. But nothing is seen next morning.
This must be the mischief of a Tengu, they say.



............................................................................... Mashita district 益田郡
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萩原町 Hagiwara

. kotengu, ko-tengu 小天狗 minor Tengu, crow-like goblin .
Once a woodcutter was taking a bath in the mountain hut, when he heard a voice from a nearby tree.
"Are you feeling good?"
The woodcutter begun making booing noises to scare his opponent, but the other voice just laughed "I will remember this!"
Next morning he found his large ax bent over and not to be used any more.


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小坂町 Kosaka

. Jigokudani 地獄谷 ”Hell Valley" -- Jigoku no Tani 地獄の谷 .
at 御嶽山 Mount Ontakesan
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. amagoi 雨乞い rain rituals .
After a rain ritual near Mount Ontakesan a farmer went to the Jigokudani 地獄谷 the Valley of Hell, to express his gratigude.
On a boulder he saw a frightening creature with a long nose like a Tengu, sitting and staring into the valley. Soon after that a huge storm broke out.



............................................................................... Ono 大野郡

At the villages 朝日村 Asahi mura and 高根村 Takane mura there are sometimes cows found in places on the other side of a river or ravine, where there is no bridge. A Tengu must have kidnapped them and thrown them over there.


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清見村 Kiyomi mura

Once a child, helping with the field work, was on his way home but got lost. They found it in a place where not even grown-ups can go easily.
A Tengu must have kidnapped it and put it over there.




............................................................................... Takayama 高山市

Once a man was taking off his shoes, when a man invited him to come along, if he did not want to be kidnapped by a Tengu. He followed the man, but he did not like the place where they were going. So after one hour he made his way back home. And there he realized - he had been away for 5 days, living with a Tengu after all.
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Once a little boy went missing on his home from the fields. A man coming over the pass 平湯峠 Hirayutoge said he had met him. The child had told him he had been kidnapped by a Tengu and learned a lot of interesting things. Now he could fly to any place where he wanted to be.
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kyoojin ishi 狂人石 rock that makes people go crazy
There is a rock, about 1.5 m high, which makes people go crazy when they touch it.
Nearby lived a Tengu. If the Tengu is in a bad mood, he will throw people down the stone steps, some children had this experience, but they were never hurt.
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Myoojin Jinja 神明神社 Shrine Myojin Jinja
akai kao 赤い顔の鼻の高い男 a man with a red nose and face
Once upon a time
three houses close to Myojin Jinja had been destroyed by fire.
Someone had seen a man with a red nose and face walking past, so they thought it must have been the Tengu causing the fire.



............................................................................... Yoro district 養老郡

. Tengu matsuri 天狗祭り Tengu festivals .

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神岡町 Kamioka cho

In the year 1924, on a morning in June, a boy who had fallen into the pond of the shrine went missing. An oracle told the parents they hed to find him by half past eleven in the morning, otherwise his life would be in danger. Shortly before 12 they found the child high up on a mountain. This must have been the evil deed of a Tengu.
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There was an old man who had been with the famous 鞍馬山の天狗 Tengu of Kuramayama, Kyoto.
He appeared all of a sudden, went into the 鉱山 mine and worked day and night. He could also tell ill people the reason of their problem.
When the mine was closed, he said he was going back to Mount Kurayama. He was always clad like 山伏姿 a mountain priest.
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. kami-kakushi 天狗と神かくし / 神隠し kidnapped by the Gods .
In July of 1931, a farmer had gone to tend to his fields and never came back. He might have been abduceted by a Tengu or kidnapped by the Gods.
They never made a funeral for him and still wait that he might come back.

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上宝村 Kamitakara mura

akai mono 赤い着物を着た鼻の高い人 a man with a long nose wearing something red
Around 1955 there was a fire in a farmhouse. One child said:
"I saw a man with a long nose wearing something red who told me to make a fire!"
This must have been the local Tengu.
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Sometimes a Tengu comes to abduct a boy from the village.
Tengu like children and if children go playing in the mountain forest, they might not come back.
If the villagers go looking for them with flutes and drums, they often come back.
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. Amanojaku 天の邪鬼 / 天邪鬼 Amanjaku - "heavenly evil spirit " .
Kobo Daishi 弘法大師 and Zaimoku-Iwa 材木岩 - Timber Rocks
A Tengu seen as Amanjaku.

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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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