31/12/2019

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Take a virtual walk through Japanese culture, with haiku as a special treat.

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They provide the glossary of technical terms, keywords and other items you are looking for.



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General Information

. Shinto Shrine (jinja 神社) . - - - Shinto Shrein
..... miya, guu 宮
..... honguu 本宮 Hongu, main shrine
..... taisha 大社 big shrine, Grand Shrine
..... yashiro, sha 社 (small) shrine etc.

. kami 神 Shinto deities - ABC-LIST - .



. Buddhist Temple (tera, ...ji 寺) . - - - Buddhistischer Tempel
crossroad temple, tsujidoo 辻堂
temple hall, hall, doo 堂


. Pilgrimages in Japan - Introduction .


WASHOKU - Temple and Shrine Food  

. Sake Legends and Shinto Shrines 酒と神社 .


. Kami, Hotoke and Haiku - the beginning .

. - Shrines visited by Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - .

. - Temples visited by Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - .

. - Kobayashi Issa 小林一茶  visiting shrines and temples - .

. - Shrines visited by Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 - .   

. - Temples visited by Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 - .   

. - Masaoka Shiki 正岡子規 visiting shrines and temples - .


Apart from shrines and temples, this BLOG concentrates on introducing terminology of the Shinto background,
with haiku to go.
Unless mentioned otherwise, the translations are done by myself.


Gabi Greve
Daruma Museum Japan, Spring 2013


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28/04/2019

kami no ashiato

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kami no ashiato 神の足跡 / あしあと footprints of a Kami
kamisama no ashiato 神様の足あと


There are some boulders and rocks with this name.
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越前海岸の奇岩の伝説
Legend about a strange rock-formation on the Echizen coast

The footprint is about 5 m long and 2 m wide.
Once upon a time, farmers came here during a long period of drought and prayed for rain.
There was a voice promising "There will be water!" and from behind the cliff the footprints were visible.



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Legend says that 琵琶湖 Lake Biwako started as a footprint of the Kami.

日本の神話には、神様の足跡として琵琶湖は描かれている。
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There is a festival in the town of 塙町 Hanawa in Fukushima,
伊香おすわ様 Ika Osuwa Sama
It has a history of more than 200 years and was introduced to drive out illness like the plague.
About 10 young men 20 years of age get a purification ritual from the Shrine and then run around the village in the evening for about 4 hours. They wear white Tabi socks.
The young men prepare 餅つき Mochi rice cakes. When it gets dark they take 獅子頭 a lion's head and the rice cakes.
They enter each of the about 120 homes through the veranda of the living room and run out through the main door, leaving dirty footprints on the floor.

But since they are the messengers of the "Deity", this dirt may only be cleaned away until the next morning.
The family is sitting in the living room cheering when they come.
Mid-July.


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神様の足あと ー 伊香おすわ様

福島県の南東部、茨城県との県境にある塙町の集落、伊香・古宿地区で、毎年 7 月中旬に行われる祭りです。
地区で流行した疫病の厄払いが起源とされ、200 年以上の歴史があるとも言われています。主役は二十歳前後の男たち。...
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青銅の神の足跡
谷川健一 Tanigawa Kenichi
古代鍛冶氏族の役割と足どりを詳細に追跡。徹底した実証と鋭い感性で銅鐸の謎に文化史の視線を当て、記紀成立以前の社会を大胆に復元し、日本文化の基底をなす金属神から農耕神への逆転を明示。
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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

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古志郡 Koshi district

. Yamanokami Legends from Niigata 新潟県 .
Yamanokami is a woman with a rather wild character. She has only one eye and one leg.
There is a boulder with one footprint and one imprint of a walking stick,
Yamanokami no ashiato 山の神の足跡石.

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16/03/2019

Yamanokami Regional 33 Akita

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. Yama no Kami 山の神 Yamanokami - Introduction .
. Ta no Kami 田の神 Tanokami - Introduction .
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Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain
and Legends from Akita 秋田県


. Legends about Yamanokami 山の神と伝説 .


source : forbesjapan.com/article...

. Namahage なまはげ / 生剥げ demons of Akita .
The servants of Yamanokami, the demons from the Oga peninsula, are allowed to come down to the local families on the 15th day of the first lunar month.


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田の神,山の神 Tanokami becomes Yamanokami
On the 16th day of the 10th lunar month,
Tanokami goes back and becomes Yamanokami. Pepopletake a rest and celebrate with offerings of konamochi 粉餅 rice cakes powdered with walnut powder.
On this day it is not allowed to go to the forest and work.
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Inside a mine it is not allowed to whistle or clap your hands. If you do, Yamanokami, who supports the ceiling with his hands, becomes happy and pulls his hands away.
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. Okojo, Okoze オコゼ a short-tailed weasel or ferret .
the messenger of Yamanokami.


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. matagi 又鬼 - マタギ と伝説 Legends about bear hunters .

In Akita there are many bear-hunter communities.
On the festival day of the female Yamanokami, who is very jealous, their womenfolk do not dare to go outside all day.




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kuri no ki 栗の木 sweet chestnut tree
Deep in the mountain forest is a huge sweet chestnut tree, where Yamanokami is venerated. Even if cut down it will soon be up again.
Once a man named 弥兵衛 Yahei tried to cut this tree down, but blood came sprouting from the tree and a boy of 5 years came out. The child had a strange figure and looked very angry, picking up Yahei and throwing him on the ground, telling him never to cut this tree again.

. kami no ki, kaminoki  神の木、神ノ木 tree of the deity, tree of Yamanokami .




....................................................................... 平鹿郡 Hiraka district .....
山内村 Sannai mura village

. Hihi 狒々/ 狒狒 / 比々 Hihi Baboon Monster .
About 400 years ago a samurai named 大次郎 Daijiro moved to the village from 仙台 Sendai. His younger brother left his wife and child behind and said he would go hunting.
A monster baboon came and ate the daughter of his brother. The poor younger brother was very angry and with the consent of Daijiro went out to kill the baboon.
Later they burried the body of the baboon and all their old weapons in the ground of a local school. They started to venerate Yamanokami at that place.



....................................................................... 上小阿仁村 Kamikoani village .....
in 北秋田郡 Kita-Akita district

In the village of Kami-Koani there was one area where Yamanokami was seen as 男神 a male deity and one where she was 女神 a female deity.
After a wedding ceremony husband and wife were not allowed to go into the mountain forest for a few days, because Yamanokami was very jealous.
So young couples went to work in the fields, made tools from straw and performed other work inside the house.
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A couple went to the mountain forest to make charcoal. The husband cut a tree from a dangerous place. His wife observed him from below and saw a woman supporting his hips. The wife thought he was being unfaithful and called out "Shame on you!" The figure of the supporting woman disappeared on the spot and the husband fell deep into the valley.
The female Yamanokami had been helping him.



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Nanzoboo 南祖坊 Priest Nanzobo and Hachitaroo, 八太郎 Hachitaro
The Lord of 十和田湖 lake Towadako was called 八太郎 Hachitaro.
One day a strange priest named Nanzobo came and told him to hand the lake over to him. Both begun to fight and Hachitaro lost.
So he begun to block the river 米代川 Yoneshirogawa and built a new lake.
Now Yamanokami came and threw stones at him, so Hachitaro had to flee again.
He run very far away and became the Lord of 八郎潟 Hachirogata.


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Hachirōgata (八郎潟 Hachirō-gata) is a lake in Akita Prefecture in northern Japan.
Its formal name is Lake Hachirō (八郎湖 Hachirō-ko), but it is also called Hachirōgata Regulating Pond (八郎潟調整池 Hachirō-gata chōseichi). At 4 meters below sea level, Hachirōgata is the lowest point in Japan. . . .
According to a legend,
a man called Hachirō was transformed into a dragon and chose the lake for his home after wandering a long time. Thus, the lake was named Hachirō-gata (-gata means "lagoon").
Later, he was attracted to a woman who owned Lake Tazawako, another lake in Akita Prefecture, and moved to be with her. After that, Hachirōgata became increasingly shallower.
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荒瀬村 Arasemura village

Once on a snowing night Yamanokami took the form of a pregnant woman and asked for shelter at the hut of seven woodcutters, but she was turned away.
At the next hut of six woodcutters she was taken in cordally. So Yamanokami gave them four 大熊 great bears as a present.
Then Yamanokami turned the group of seven into 小鼠 small mice with no special color.




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. takezaiku 竹細工 legends about craft from bamboo .
If a child is born, Yamanokami spends the whole night at the Shrine to decide the fate of the baby.
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Once a wife took some lunch to her father working in the mountain. But the female Yamanokami became jealous and when the father cut a tree, he fell below it and died.
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. okoji オコジ(虎魚)and Yamanokami .
Yamanokami is usually helping with a birth . . . . .


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Senboku 西木町 Nishiki town

大石岳 Mount Oishidake (1,059 m)
On the 10th day of the second lunar month, it was not allowed to go to the mountain.
Yamanokami was sewing seeds for trees on this day.
Others say they should not go to the mountain and should not bring Natto fermented beans as food, lest Yamanokami would let them slip and fall.
They also should not wash their dishes in the river because Yamanokami might want to swim down the river on that day.

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Senboku 西仙北町 Nishi-Senboku town

bakko sugi バッコ杉 Bakko cedar
On the 9th day of the second lunar month, on the day of Yamanokami, a man went to the forest to make charcoal, although it was forbidden.
On his way home he saw his bakko バッコ(末娘) youngest daughter, who was supposed to be home. He called her but she did not turn around, so he started running after her, but could not catch up. When he came to
kugikake no oo-sugi 鉤掛けの大杉 the big cedar tree further down the valley, he lost sight of her. When he came home, his daughter had been home all the time, waiting for him. Since then the name of the tree changed to
Bakko Sugi, cedar of the youngest daughter.


about 38 m high, 7,4 m circumference, about 300 years old
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....................................................................... 山本郡 Yamamoto district .....
二ツ井町 Futatsui machi town

Around 1940, there was a huge fire in the village. In front of 山神神社 the Shrine for Yamanokami there stood a beautiful young woman.
This must have been Yamanokami, taking refuge from the fire.


Yama Shrine, Haraikawa-59 Futatsuimachi Kogake, Noshiro

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10/03/2019

Yamanokami fish Trachidermus fasciatus

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Yamanokami, Trachidermus fasciatus ヤマノカミ / 山ノ神
川の神 Kawanokami, Kawa no Kami
神勧請 Kamikanjo




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ヤマノカミ(山ノ神、学名 Trachidermus fasciatus )は、
カサゴ目カジカ科に属する魚の一種。アユカケと同じく「降河回遊」の生活史をもつ中型カジカ類の一種である。東アジアに分布するが、日本での分布は九州の有明海奥部とその流入河川に限られる。ヤマノカミ1種でヤマノカミ属を構成する。河口付近に作られた堰により稚魚の遡上が阻害され、生息数が減少している。

標準和名「ヤマノカミ」は福岡県筑後地方での呼び名に因み、
他の地方名としてヤマンカミ(福岡)カワンカミ、タチャ(福岡・佐賀)カンカンジョ(佐賀)などがある。
「山の神」「川の神」「神勧請」など、独特の外見や生活史から山の神信仰などとの関連付けが窺える。
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This fish is closely related to the belief in Yamanokami in various regions of Japan, especially Fukuoka and Saga.


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Trachidermus fasciatus is a species of fish in the superfamily Cottoidea, the sculpins, and the only member of the monotypic genus Trachidermus. Its common name is roughskin sculpin. It has also been called four-gilled perch.
It is native to the coastlines of China, Japan, and Korea, where it occurs at the mouths of rivers.
This species is about 20 cm (8 in) long and weighs up to 350 grams.It has a large, spineless head with a wide mouth and small eyes near the tip of the snout. The upper jaw is slightly projecting. The dorsal fin has 8 spines and 19 to 20 soft rays and the anal fin has no spines but 17 to 18 soft rays. This fish lacks scales but its body surface is textured with "knobbles". The gill opening is large and each gill has two orange stripes.
This fish lives in rivers, estuaries, and coastal ocean waters. It is catadromous; adults spawn on mudflats at the river mouths, and after hatching, the juveniles swim upstream to freshwater river habitat.
... The habitat of the fish is degraded in some areas, particularly the river mouths of coastal China. Pollution from rapid urban development, overfishing, and the construction of dams and dikes threaten the species in this region. Changes in the hydrology of the area, mainly from dams, are most concerning because they prevent the migration of the fish in the river systems.
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It resembles the kajika カジカ family, Cottus pollux.


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08/03/2019

Yamanokami Regional 29 Tottori Toyama

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Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain
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. Legends about Yamanokami 山の神と伝説 .


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sanboo taroo 三穂太郎 Sanbo Taro
日本列島の西南地域では、河童型の山の神の傾向が強いが、天狗型がないわけでもない。美作の那岐山付近柄は、三穂太郎という巨人が勢いを振るっている。このサンボというのは、天狗型と河童型が混じったものであるという。薩南の指宿市広森部落もこれにあたる。

. Sanbo Taro, Mitsuho Taro 三穂太郎 と伝説 - Legends .

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岩美郡 Iwami district 岩美町 Iwami town

Yamanokami
2月9日と10月9日は山の神祭りで、山の神が木の数を数えて歩いている。木に数え混まれると死ぬから山に行ってはいけない。山の果実をとってもいけない。
2月9日と10月9日は山の神祭りで、荒金集落では山の神がお産をするので、山に入ってはいけないといっている。この日山に入って怪我をすると、一生治らない。

Benzaiten 弁才天
旧暦10月9日に谷山の山の神(弁才天)に行くと神様の機嫌が悪い。この日に山に行って松を切り、木の下敷きになって死んだ人がいる。



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東伯郡 Tohaku district 琴浦町 Kotoura town

Yamanokami
山の神さんは2月9日に木を植えて、10月9日に数えるので山へ行かない。
2月9日に木地屋や炭焼が山に入ると山の神さんが木と夫婦にしてしまうといって山へ行かない。


kamikaze 神風
山の神さんの時に神風に吹かれて死んだ。

Yamanokami no tatari 山の神の祟り
向原の中村朝光さんの土地には昔森があって、そこに山の神がいた。山の神の居るところに生えていた松を切り払ったら、忽ち家の者に祟りがあったので新たに杉を4本植えた。現在は森はもうなく、山の神の居る所だけ杉の木が5、6本茂っている。祠はなく、杉の根にシメをはっている。




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. Yamanokami and Tengu 天狗 the Mountain Goblin .
- with many legends !
- - - - - ヤマノバーバノタイコ,Yamanbaaba no taiko and マトギ matogi

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Yamanokami
二月九日は山の神の日なので仕事を休む。やむを得ぬ理由で山仕事に出掛ける時は、紙に包んだ米を木の枝につりさげてから仕事をすると山神様もお許しくださるという。
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クマのタチは膵臓らしい。これを山の神に上げるには、「あと、また早くお願いします」と言って左の脇下から後ろの方へ放り投げる。投げた方は見てはいけない。かたわらの者も見てはならず、もし見ても無くなっている。


Yamanokami no tsukai 山の神の使い messenger of Yamanokami
オコジョは山の神の使いなので嫌う。

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onbaba オンババ 姥神
秋祭りの時に組み立てられる屋根の上には、山の神であるオンババ(姥神)が飾られた。空から松の木を伝って降りてきたような姿で、大きな口を開けた姿をしていた。

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中新川郡 Nakaniikawa district 立山町 Tateyama town


Yamanokami no tsukai 山の神の使い messenger of Yamanokami
If someone wants to go to the mountain forest and meets a risu リス squirrel on the way, he has to turn back.
This is also said in Nanto town.
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After cutting a gree one has to make sure that

Yamanokami
伐採した後の木株に残る刺突は、夜に山の神がお通りになった時につまづかれるので、手鋸で切る。


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南砺市 Nanto town


. kuma くま / 熊 と伝説 Legends about bears .
A bear is the Lord of the Mountain or Yamanokami.

If someone shoots a bear the weather will turn very bad - クマドリアレ kumadori are -.
Once a huge bear was killed and hailstones begun to fall in summer.


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下新川郡 Shimoniikawa district 朝日町 Asahi town

Yamanokami no tsukai 山の神の使い messenger of Yamanokami
オコジョは山の神の使いなので嫌う。


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高岡市 Takaoka city

On the festival day of Yamanokami people are not allowed to go into the forest, since Yamanokami roams thre.


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富山市 Toyama city

If someone whistles or hums in the mine pits, Yamanokami will not like this.


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魚津市 Uozu city

Yamanokami
やくびに山へ行くと怪我をする。おたまという娘が山神の日に山へ芝刈りに行って途中山神に会い、深い谷底へ投げ飛ばされた。

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- reference source : nichibun yokai database -

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14/02/2019

Yamanokami Regional 28 Tochigi Tokushima Tokyo

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Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain and Legends
from 栃木県 Tochigi, 徳島県 Tokushima and 東京都 Tokyo


. Legends about Yamanokami 山の神と伝説 .


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山の神ドライブイン Yamanokami Drive-In
栃木県鹿沼市上粕尾/キャンプ場 / Kanuma city, Kamikasuo

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. kinki 禁忌 taboo and legends .
On the day when Yamanokami is counting the trees, people should not go to the forest. They might get hurt by cutting their arm with the hatchet or fall under a tree and die.
Yamanokami does not like to see blood.

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安蘇郡 Aso district 田沼町 Tanuma town

. Tengu daoshi 天狗倒し Tengu knocking down trees" .
If a forest worker takes a nap at lunch time, he calls out loud to Yamanokami: "Please, wake me up at xx time!" At the exact time there will be a sound of a large tree falling and the man will wake up. But no tree nearby has fallen down.
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. Yamanokamisama no yasumi ki 山の神様の休み木 Tree to rest .
A tree 三又のナラノキ / 楢 with three stems from the family of Quercus is sacred to Yamanokami, who comes here to rest.
in 1964, some people wanted to cut it down. A painful sound like ヒエーヒエー」 hiee hiee was heard from the cut. But someone said this was not the voice of Yamanokami and they continued without a problem.
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Two fellows went to the forest to work. They were arguing if there was really a being like Yamanokami. On their way back home in the evening, the baskets on their backs were shaken heavily by Yamanokami.

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鹿沼市 Kanuma city

People who work in the forest are not allowed to pour soup over their cooked rice meals, because Yamanokami does not like that.

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鹿沼市 Kanuma city 粟野町 Awano machi town

Once a man was 炭焼き making charcoal on a cold winter night, when something black stuck to his throat. It might have been Yamanokami.
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Once the head of a family went to pray at the shrine of Yamanokami, who was his family deity. While he was there he saw a strange red face with white hair staring at him angrily. This was Yamanokami. The man was afraid and never came back to this shrine.

. ujigami 氏神 clan KAMI deities, family deity .

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那須郡 Nasu district 大山田村 Oyamada mura village

. kitsune densetsu 狐と伝説 fox legends .
If Yamanokami gets angry and envious, he might send a fox to kill a baby. Even if the mother thought she was holding it, suddenly the child was gone and found dead down in the well.



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峰八の「山の神神社」Minehachi no Yamanokami Jinja
Deity in residence is 大山積命.
峰八古墳群
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Yamanokami Kofun 山ノ神古墳
徳島県名西郡石井町石井 Myozai district, Ishii
- reference source : wikipedia 峰八古墳群 -

石井町における山の神の信仰
1.祠について
2.行事について
(1)祭り
(2)ヤマノクチアケ Yama no kuchi ake
(3)山の神講
3.山の神の祠一覧 (almost 20 Hokora shrines)
4.山の神の祠分布図
おわりに
- source and photos : library.tokushima-ec.ed.jp... -

. Yamanokami kofun 山の神古墳 Yamanokami tumulus of Japan .

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徳島県阿波市土成町吉田山の神、Awa City, Donari town, Yoshida, Yamanokami hamlet

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The third day of the third lunar month is called
shika no aku hi シカのアク日 in the local dialect. People do not work but celebrate with Yamanokami.
On the fourth day they stay at home and hope Yamanokami will come down to the fields to protect them as 田の神 Tanokami.
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In most hamlets people venerate Yamanokami. Before cutting down a tree, they pray at its roots. If they find special marks on the roots, they venerate this tree as sacred to Yamanokami and to not cut it down.

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海部郡 Ama district 宍喰町 Shishikui cho town

If someone immerses himself in the smoke at the fire of the Dondoyaki ritual, he will not loose much weight and strenght in summer.
The 20th day of the first lunar month is sacred to Yamanokami, who plants trees in the forest. So people should not cut trees on this day.

. dondon yaki どんどん焼き Dondon Fire Ritual, Dondo yaki .
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If a tree begins to wither in the forest, it shows that Yamanokami had taken a pee here, so the tree should not be cut down.

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三好郡 Miyoshi district

The 9th day of each month is the festival day of Yamanokami. On this day people are now allowed to sumiyaki 炭焼き make charcoal or go to the mountain forest.
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There is a special place where the makers of wooden items venerate Yamanokami and other poeple are not allowed to go there.
If someone does, he will die a young man.
Since Yamanokami is also the deity 猿田彦 Sarutahiko, nobody may use the word saru 猿 / サル monkey while in the forest.

. kijishi 木地師 maker of wooden items, wood turner .
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. Yamanokami likes Okoze 虎魚 / 鰧魚 / オコゼ / ヲコゼ stonefish .
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. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .
hikagiri ヒカギリ Hikagiri is a form of Yamanokami and 水神 Suijin the Water Deity.
If someone is bitten by this snake, he will die the same day.
Once a man observed this snake trying to swallow a kiji キジ pheasant, tore it out of its mouth and went home. But the serpent followed him all the way and at the entrance of his house he gave it back to the serpent.

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The bird shijuukara 四十雀 Japanese tit (Parus minor) is 山の神の使い the messenger of Yamanokami.
If a hunter shoots it, the bird will fly up to heaven with a twig of Shikimi (hanashiba ハナシバ) in its beak.
On such a day the hunter should go home and pray.
In some parts of Japan this bird is seen as a harbinger of bad luck. Its voice is interpreted as
「親死ね子死ね、四十九日の餅をつけ」oya shine ko shine shijuukunichi no mochi o tsuke
. shikimi シキミ, 樒 Skimmia, Illicium religiosum .

Another messenger of Yamanokami is hikagiri ヒカギリ Hikagiri, a small serpent with a ring pattern around its neck.

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三好郡 Miyoshi district 東祖谷山村 Higashi Iyayamason village

Trees sacred to Yamanokami are not to be cut down.

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麻植郡 Oe district 山川町 Yamakawa cho town

. 山の神 and Tengu 天狗 the Mountain Goblin .
Once a man cut a branch from 銀杏 a Gingko tree which was in memory of the 赤穂浪士 Ako Roshi legend.
Since then there was often the sound of someone practising with the sword below the tree. But when looking closer, there was nobody.
The noise was also heard in 山の神の森 Yamanokami no Mori wood.
The person who cut down the Gingko tree was later killed, but he came back to life with the face of a Tengu.



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(1月17日)は山の神のお祭りの日.
January 17 is the Festival of Yamanokami and Tokyo Wood Workers do not go to the forest.
- reference source : tokyowood.net/workers... -

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The 17th day of the third lunar month is sacred to Yamanokami.
On this day people do not go to the mountain forest. Once a man went anyway to collect maki マキ firewood and burned it in the middle of his field, but it started a real yamakaji 山火事 mountain fire.
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In the hut where a dead body has been burned, people have to walk around three times before going in, lest Yamanokami will get angry and bewitch him.
Once a man became bewitched, went to the sea and drowned.
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. O-inu sama オイヌ様 / Oinusama 御犬様 O Inu Sama, Wolf Deity .
Once people quarreled about the existence of O-Inu Sama. The man who had insisted there was NO such Deity passed a spot where a creature with four legs stopped him from passing.


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神津島 Kozushima island 神津島村 Kozushima village

. Yamanokami and Tengu 天狗 the Mountain Goblin legends .
Once a man cut down sugi no ki 杉の木 an old cedar tree of more than 100 years, where Yamanokami (and his alter-ego, 大天狗・小天狗 Big and Small Tengu) reside).
The deity got very angry about loosing its home and killed all the members of the wood cutter's family.
To show his regret and apology, he planted a new tree.

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三宅島 Mitakejima Island 三宅村 Mitake mura village

If someone cuts down a tree sacred to Yamanokami, he will be bewitched, which is called
kirikomi キリコミ in the local dialect.

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西多摩郡 Nishi-Tama district 桧原村 Hinohara village

A Shaman has the ability to see the figure of the local deity.
At 和田の山 Mount Wadayama it is a hebi 蛇 serpent.
At 大沢の山 Mount Osawayama it is a small serpent
At another mountain, where the female Yamanokami went as a bride, it is a serpent with a large belly.

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12/02/2019

Yamanokami Regional 27 Shimane Shizuoka

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古民家カフェ 山の神 An old farm house turned cafe named Yamanokami
鳥取県日南町阿毘縁 Nichinan town, Abire hamlet
Nearby is the rose garden バラ園 AVONLEA
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Yamanokami and 飛騨の工 a master carpenter from Hida made a competition. The carpenter said he could built three houses until next morning.
Yamanokami weaved a cloth and tried to cover the whole mountain area.
Next morning the three houses were almost finished when suddenly the whole mountain was covered in white snow - so Yamanokami had won.
. “Hida no Takumi” 飛騨の匠 Master Builder, carpenter from Hida, Gifu .
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Yamanokami is blind.
Therefore wood cutters plant a fresh branch by the side of a stump from a tree they have just cut down.
Every night Yamanokami comes to count the trees and if there is no branch, she will know the tree has been cut and punish the wood cutter.
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The main mountain forest had all been cut down, so Yamanokami went off to 三瓶山 Mount Sanbesan (1,126 m).

(Father, Son and Grandchild Sanbe.)
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If a cow has gotten lost in the mountain, people make an offering of Okoze, which Yamanokami likes, and then the animal will be found soon.
. okoze 虎魚 / 鰧魚 / オコゼ / ヲコゼ stonefish and Yamanokami .
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kagayaku mono 輝くもの something sparkling
If a fishing boat gets lost in the wild waters of the Nihonkai sea, there might be a light on the top of the mountain. Fishermen use this light to come back home safely.
Therefore the local fishermen often go to the top of the mountain to pray to Yamanokami.
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matsu no ki 松の木 pine tree,sugegasa 菅笠
Along the Shiga river there is a huge pine tree.
Once a wood cutter was trying to cut id down, but when he looked up, he saw a sugegasa 菅笠 sedge hat hanging up there. When he looked closer, he suddenly felt very ill and could not cut the tree.

. sugegasa 菅笠と伝説 Legends about the sedge hat .


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Yamabiko 山彦 Echo
Yamabiko Echo is the voice of things given to them by Yamanokami.
Once a hunter tried to break off a branch from a dry tree to make a fire. It made the sound of ポン PON ,
and the forest on the other side responded with the same sound.
The hunter was surprized and called out "Whow!" and the answer "WHOW" came back soon.
The hunter became afraid and run for home as fast as he could.

. Yamabiko 山彦 / やまびこ "Echo".
- also featured as a Yokai monster

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. Yamanba, Yamauba 山姥 / 山ン婆 mountain hag monster .
On the 9th day of the second lunar month, Yamanba is cooking rice. On this day people are not allowed to go the the mountain or cut trees.
Yamanba is another name for Yamanokami, others say it is the wife of a Tengu.

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. Yamanokami and 天狗 Tengu legends .
Once a man worked in the forest and the Tengu came to help him. But he used the taboo-word sakana 肴 when talking and the Tengu left.
The man called on Yamanokami for help, but then he used the taboo-word mochi 餅 and Yamanokami got angry.
After that the man could not go to the mountai forest any more.


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飯石郡 Iishi district

Kanayago sama no tatari カナヤゴ様のたたり the curse of the Kanayago deity
Kanayago is 炭焼きの神・火の神・鉄山の神 the female deity venerated by charcoal makers, protecting from fire and in mines.
She is venerate dway back in the valley of Ibaradani 井原谷.
The deity tends to curse people who do not keep the rituals, pee in her direction or cut off branches from sacred trees.
Once she cursed the family of 山口恭一家 Yamaguchi Kyoichi.
. Kanayagogami 金屋子神 / カナヤゴガミ Deity of the Blacksmith .
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Koojin san 荒神さん Kojin Deity
At 穴見谷・大向 Omukai / Anamidani valley on the 14th day and at 井原谷 Ibaradani on the 16th day the young men of the village pound straw, making a sound like hotohoto ホトホト. They make 藁の馬 straw horses and walk through the village, throwing one straw horse for each family. Then the horses are venerated at the Shrine for Yamanokami.
This is also the Shrine for the Kojin Deity 荒神 Aragami. They also offer a ritual Sakaki branch.

. Aragami 荒神と伝説 Legends about the Aragami deity .
- Koojinsama, Koojin sama 荒神様 Kojin sama, "rough god", "wild deity"
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Yamanokami san no sawari 山の神さんのさわり negative feeling of Yamanokami
If someone feels his eyes going bad or his body in bad condition for some days, they say it is the negative feeling of 水神さん the Deity of Water or 山の神さん the Deity of the Mountain.

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日原 Nippara

Yamanokami is venerated at special trees in the mountain forest.
On the 9th day of the 10th lunar month, the festival day of Yamanokami, if people go to the forest they will get injured.
A man who cut down a tree sacred to Yamanokami got ill and could not get up for more than 10 years, then he finally died all of a sudden. His wife and his cows also died.

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隠岐郡 Oki district 都万村 Tsumamura village

kazamichi カザミチ road of the Deity (kami no michi)
The path where Yamanokami passes. If someone cuts a tree along this path, he will get a great injury.

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邑智郡 Oochi district

The saotome 早乙女 female planters of the rice fields of 大石家 the Oishi family wre one more as there are.
That was rather strange. When they brought the lunch trays there was one less then counted before and one tray was too much.
They said that Yamanokami from the mountain behind the home had come to help.
A curious servant once followed the one female helper, but lost sight of her half way up the mountain.



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. Yamanokami kofun 山の神古墳 Yamanokami tumulus in Japan .
Higashikashiwabara Shinden, Fuji
Uchinodai, Hamakita Ward, Hamamatsu

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西臼塚 山の神 Nishiizuzuka Yamanokami
Awakura, Fujinomiya
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山の神滝 Yamanokami taki waterfall
Takumi, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka city

山の神 歴史博物館 History museum
Fujieda, Okabecho Miwa

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. Hitotsume Kozoo 一つ目小僧 Hitotsume Kozo - Young Monk with One Eye . .


source : wikiwand

me hitotsu kozoo, mehitotsu kozō 目一つ小僧 - same as hitotsume kozo

In Atami city
Mehitotsu Kozo is seen as Yamanokami, a Tengu.
On the 8th day of the second and 12th lunar month, children have a special song:

source : kawahata-m.cocolog-nifty...

「大寒小寒、山から小僧がやって来た」
On the day of great cold and small cold, the young monk comes from the mountain."


In Shimoda city
On the 8th day of the second and 12th lunar month, people put a baskets of woven bamboo (mekago 目籠)) on a pole.
This will prevent Mehitostu Kozo from coming.


source : wikipedia

. koto hajime 事始 beginning of work and activities .
Starting of February 8. Work stopped on December 8.
Both days with an 8 are called "Days of Work (things)" (koto no hi 事の日).
.....koto no yooka 事八日(ことようか)"day number 8"
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Hitotsume Kozo is usually seen as a Yokai monster which brings bac luck. Some say it is a Tengu with one eye and one leg.

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- - - - - Shizuoka . Yamanba, Yamauba 山姥 / 山ン婆 mountain hag monster .

浜松市 Hamamatsu city 天竜区佐久間町 Tenryu ward, Sakuma town

When Yamanba started to build Mount Fujisan, she carried earth from Mount Kurakiyama. On her way at night she heard the sound of someone grinding a mortar and went there. leaving the earth. This became 浅間山 Mount Asamasan.
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On 倉木山 Mount Kurakiyama (1,155 m) there lived a Yamanba. She had three sons,
龍筑坊 Ryuchikubo,白髯童子 Shirahige doji and 常光坊 Jokobo.
They became the lords of the areas 龍頭嶺 / 竜頭峰 Ryutozan, 神三沢(三つ森 Mitsumori)and 山住奥の院 Yamazumi Oku no In (in that order).
The Yamanba later took off and lived at 浅間山 Mount Asamasan in 佐久間 Sakuma.
Her living quarters were the home of 杉本家 the Sugimoto family. The name of their estate was カリヤド Kariyado. In the mountain in the back of the estate was a sanctuary for Yamanokami, where Yamanba had planted wisteria.
Yamanba often helped pregnant women during birth and showed them how to weave.
But one day she ate the baby of the family and had to hide in a cave at Mount Kurakiyama. It was dark (kurai) there and that changed to the name of the mountain, Kuraki.
Much later the Samurai 平賀中務 Hiraga Nakatsukasa and 矢部後藤左衛門 Yabe Goto Izaemon came and chased her away. Now she had to fly to 秋葉山 Mount Akibasan.

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熱海市 Atami city

If someone goes to the mountain on the day of the festival for Yamanokami, he will be blown away by kamikaze 神風 a divine storm.

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榛原郡 Haibara district 本川根町 Honkawane town

Some farmers burning the fields in spring near a place where Yamanokami is venerated have been cursed.
To get rid of the curse they had to perform special purification rituals.

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浜松市 Hamamatsu city 天竜区佐久間町 Tenryu ward, Sakuma town

大平の一本足 Ohira no ippon ashi,山男 Yamaotoko,白髯童子 Shirahige doji
角右衛門 Kakuemon and 助右衛門 Sukeemon head a voice deep in the mountain, calling:
"Run away, run away fast!" There was a yamaotoko 山男 maountain man with a white beard smoking the leaves of momi no ki 樅の木 fir tree. This mountain man was Shirahige Doji. So the two villagers fled in haste.
Three days later Kakuemon made Miso paste when someone from behind talked to him. He saw a huge man, but only his up to the knees, the rest of the body was too high up. Kakuemon went to Kikoemon to tell him, but his friend had been in bed, and he died soon.

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庵原郡 Ihara district 両河内村 Ryogochi village

kechiyama ケチヤマ mountain off-limits
Once upon a time, a girl with a kaburokko カブロッコ haircut like a Kappa had appeared here and since then Yamanokami is venerated>
The area is now ケチ地 off limits.

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. keyaki 欅 Zelkova and fuji 藤 wisteria tree .

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引佐郡 Inasa district 引佐町 Inasa town

Yamanokami no taiju 山の神の大樹 the huge tree of Yamanokami
If someone cuts the sacred tree at 田沢 Tazawa or burns its leaves, he will be cursed.

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伊豆の国市 Izunokuni city

Someone went to the forest on the day of the festival for Yamanokami, but he was hit by an arrow and lost his eyesight.

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賀茂郡 Kamo district 松崎町 Matsuzaki town

Yamanokami is seen as a woman.
Once a villager passed the sanctuary for Yamanokami in the late evening, when he saw a young woman of about 17 or 18 years carrying a boy on her back. He tried to talk to her, but she did not say anything and went on up the mountain, until he could not see her any more.
Yamanokami does not show her human features to villagers very often, so he was quite proud.

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静岡市 Shizuoka city 葵区 Aoi ward

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

hyoorayama ヒョーラ山 Hyora mountain
A mountain with a tree sacred to Yamanokami is called Hyora mountain.
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. kashi no ki カシの木 / 樫 oak tree .
This tree is sacred to Yamanokami. If someone tries to cut such an old tree, he will be cursed, die soon or get injured.

. Legends about trees .
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. yama-inu, yamainu 山犬、豺 "mountain dog" - wolf legends .
Both parents were preparing the fields and burning them in sprig. They took a break and made some tea but forgot to give some offerings to Yamanokami.
That night they heard the eerie howling of a wolf and could not sleep at all.


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Yamanokami Regional 26 Saga Saitama Shiga

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. Yama no Kami 山の神 Yamanokami - Introduction .
. Ta no Kami 田の神 Tanokami - Introduction .
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Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain
and Legends from Saga, Saitama and Shiga


. Legends about Yamanokami 山の神と伝説 .


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東松浦郡 Higashimatsuura district 鎮西町 Chinzei town

On the second day of the 12th lunar month, the regional Yamanokami have a meeting and do the washing.
They also count the mountains, so humans are not allowed to go there on this day.
If people cook 味噌汁 miso soup on this day and smell of Miso while walking outside, they will get ill.
Yamanokami does not like the smell of Miso soup.

Another legend about Yamanokami and Miso soup from Oita and from Yamagata.
. misojiru 味噌汁 Miso soup .

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山神社 Yamajinja
佐賀県 神崎郡吉野ヶ里町松隈永山 / Nagayama Matsuguma Yoshinogari, Kanzaki District, Saga
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. Yamanokami and Tengu 天狗 the Mountain Goblin .

Behind the Shrine 和田神社 Wada Jinja is a memorial of the deity 愛宕様 Atago sama, where Yamanokami is venerated.
The pious son of a postmaster went there regularly to pray. On the 17th day of the 2nd lunar month the Tengu come there for a meeting.
They are very large and their face is hardly to be seen up there.
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. Chichibu no Tengu 秩父の天狗さま The Tengu from Chichibu .
Tengoo matsuri 天狗祭(テンゴー祭り) Tengo (Tengu) Festival
Tengu is seen as Yamanokami
- - - Legend from 小鹿野町 Ogano town
- - - Legend from 倉尾村 Kurao village
- - - Legend from 寄居町 Yorii town

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秩父市 Chichibu city

. yama no kami no yasumigi 山の神の休み木 sacred trees of Yamanokami .
..... kikkabu キッカブ(木株 kikabu)stumps of the trees

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秩父郡 Chichibu district 倉尾村 Kurao village

When forest workers stay in the mountain hut they can hear the sound of boulders rolling around and trees being cut.
This is Yamanokami showing his power.
Another forest worker could suddenly not see any more on a clear full-moon night.
Yamanokami had blinded his eyes to make him stop, they say.

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秩父郡 Chichibu district 皆野町 Minano town

If someone goes into the mountain forest on the Day of Yamanokami, he will get injured.

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秩父郡 Chichibu district 大滝村 Otaki village

Yamanokami ga sawagu 山の神が騒ぐ Yamanokami celebrates
In the morning, one can hear Yamanokami making music with drums and flutes.

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秩父郡 Chichibu district 両神村 Ryokami village

Someone went to the river to put out his net for yamame ヤマメ salmon and got his net all full in no time. When he wanted to lift the full net out of the river, it was all empty.
The fish he had caught before that were also gone from his basket. He had been fishing very close to a place sacred to Yamanokami. He became afraid, hurried home and had to stay in bed for many days.
. yamame やまめ (山女) masu salmon / Oncorhynchus masou .


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入間郡 Iruma district 毛呂山町 Moroyama town

. Sarugami 猿神 monkey deity .
Since the monkey is Yamanokami, people are not allowed to do forest work on 申の日 the days of the monkey.
If they do, they will have a lot of problems.

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. oo-otoko, Ōotoko 大男と伝説 O-Otoko, Legends about giants .

Since a giant with a red race came at night to shake the mountain hut, the forest workers held a ritual for Yamanokami during the whole night.
Another carpenter had cut a tree sacred to Yamanokami and that night his home was shaking and kept him awake all night. But the other people sleeping in that house did not feel a thing.




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山ノ神遺跡
3 Chome-38-18 Ichiriyama, Otsu, Shiga
an archaeological site of the kiln at about 1,300 years ago.

Yamanokami shrine
31 Hiramatsucho, Higashiomi, Shiga

山の神延命地蔵尊 Yamanokami Enmei Jizo son
90-23 Tatebekawarayajicho, Higashiomi, Shiga / 東近江市建部瓦屋寺町

郷山坂東山の神
2 Minakuchicho Ayano, Koka, Shiga


山の神古墳 Yamanokami kufun mound
Gokashoinobecho, Higashiomi, Shiga / 滋賀県東近江市五個荘伊野部町
山の神古墳/伊野部古墳(やまのかみこふん/いのべこふん)Inobe kofun 古墳
. Yamanokami kofun 山の神古墳 Yamanokami tumulus .

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甲賀市 Koka city 信楽町 Shigaraki

During the change from the 11th to the 12th lunar month, an especially cold day is said to happen because
Yamanokami goes wild. Yamanokami rides the wind to go home to the mountain.

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大津市 Otsu city

Yamagami no kaii 山神の怪異 strange things happening
A doctor from Otsu often went to 胆吹山 Tan-Ibukiyama (the old name of 伊吹山 Ibukiyama / Ibukisan in the Nihon Shoki records 日本書紀) to collect medicinal herbs and stones. But every evening some stones were thrown at him. Finally he realized that Yamanokami did not like the herbs and stones being taken away, so he brought them back to the mountian And indeed, all was quiet after this.

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栗東市 Ritto city

Yamanokami is an old ugly woman, and she is very jealous.
If anyone laughs about, she gets very angry and punishes that person.

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高島郡 Takashima district 今津町 Imazu town

. Yamanokami and Tengu 天狗 the Mountain Goblin .
Yamanokami is a Tengu and lives in the trees.
At the bottom of the mountain sacred to Yamanokami are statues of 道祖神 Dosojin, to pray for safety of the traveler.

. doosoojin 道祖神 Dosojin, wayside gods .

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高島郡 Takashima district マキノ町 Makino city

If one goes to the mountain on the day of Yamanokami, he will get injured.
A charcoal maker carrying his coal in a backpack was almost thrown down from the mountain path.

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