02/10/2018

Yamanokami Regional 22 Nagasaki Nara

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. Yama no Kami 山の神 Yamanokami - Introduction .
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Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain
and Legends from Nagasaki 長崎県 and Nara 奈良県


. Legends about Yamanokami 山の神と伝説 .


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Yamanokami Jinja 山の神神社 Shrines in Nagasaki prefecture


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長崎市現川町 - Utsutsukawamachi/ Utsutsugawa machi



かき道 1 Chome-18 Kakido, Nagasaki city

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. Yama no Kami 山の神 and Tengu 天狗 the Mountain Goblin .
tengubayashi 天狗ばやし a group of Tengu with festival instruments and
"Yama no Kami is dancing!"


. ashinaga 足半(あしなか) small straw sandals .
If Yamanokami is passing, people put their small straw sandals on the head and wait. Since they are dirty, Yamanokami will pass without doing any harm.

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shikagari 鹿狩り hunting for deer
The messenger of Yamanokami is the deer.
The path where deer walk is also the path where Yamanokami walks.
Some deer hunters say they have seen a deer with a gohei 御幣 ritual wand on its back on the path.
Maybe Yamanokami has been riding this deer ?

. Animal messengers of Yamanokami .


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西海市 Saikai city 西彼町 Seihi town

The 16th day of the 11th and first lunar month are days of Yamanokami.
On the 16th day of the first month and on O-Bon rituals, 地獄の蓋が開く the lid of hell is opened, so people do not go to the mountain.
Do not use sharp things to cut on this day. If someone gets a wound on this day, it will not heal well.
Once a man went to the forest to get bamboo, but he did not come back. When the villagers looked for him, they heard a voice saying
"I will not let him go back"!

. The lid of hell 地獄の蓋 .





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山ノ神遺跡 Yamanokami Iseki 磐座 iwakura boulder
21-1 Miwa, Sakurai, Nara



山ノ神大明神 Yamanokami Daimyojin Shrine
Dorogawa, Tenkawa, Yoshino District, Nara


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In Nara and 和歌山県 Wakayama
Yamanokami is seen as a woman, sometimes jealous of a human wife.
If someone has lost something, he goes to the forest and shows dankon 男根 a penis, then Yamanokami will help to find it.

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磯城郡 Shiki district

. kitsune no yome-iri 狐の嫁入り "the fox taking a bride" .
- a spell of sunshine during a rainy period -
Every year on the third day of the New Year there is "kitsune no yome-iri of Yamanokami.
Looking down from 天神山 Mount Tenjinyama, if there are many fox lanterns, it will be a good harvest.
If the fox lanterns are few, it will be a bad harvest.


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山辺郡 Yamabe district 山添村 Yamazoe village 中峰山 Chumuzan hamlet

. Tengu, sugi 天狗と杉と伝説 Legends about Tengu and Cedar trees .
- Jinyaji 神野寺 Temple Jinya-Ji
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ushi 牛 bull
Once a wandering monk stayed at the Shrine 神波多神社 Kanhata Jinja, where the deity 牛頭天王 Gozu Tennō is revered.
Next morning he painted a bull on the wall and left. This bull jumped of the wall and begun to eat the rice in the fields and damage them.
The villagers came after the monk and found him in 伊賀上野 Iga Ueno. He painted a 松の木 pine tree and a rope on paper and gave it to them.
This monk must have been 狩野法眼元信 Kano Hogen, they say.

. Kano Motonobu 狩野元信 Kanō Motonobu, Kano Hogen (1476―1559).
A famous painter.

. Gozu Tennō Densetsu 牛頭天王 伝説 Legends about Gozu Tenno .

. ushi 牛と伝説 Legends about ox, bull, cow . . .


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吉野郡 Yoshino district 天川村 Tenkawa village

Some villagers see the Tengu as Yamanokami and call him グヒンサン Guhin san.
Others call him おこんぜ Okonze, O-Konze.

. guhin kuhin gubin 狗賓 / 狗嬪 / グヒン Guhin Tengu Yokai monster .

. Yamanokami and okoze 虎魚 / 鰧魚 / オコゼ / ヲコゼ stonefish .


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吉野郡 Yoshino district 十津川村 下北山村 野近川村 川上村 Totsukawa region ...

nodohikari ノドヒカリ / 咽喉光り/ 蛇 serpent
In this area there is a serpent called "nodohikari" "shining throat".
It is the messenger of Yamanokami and Suishin 水神, God of Water.
If someone kills this serpent, there will be divine punishment.
The older a serpent gets, the more tricks it can play on humans.

Other local names for nodohikari:
上湯川ではシバハジキ、松柱ではクソグチナワ、今西・小山手はニシキヒビ。上葛川・田戸・旭・玉置川はノドヒカリ。

. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .

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- reference source : nichibun yokai database -

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. Legends about Yamanokami 山の神と伝説 .


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. Yama no Kami 山の神 - Table of Contents - .

. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

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sangaku shinkoo 山岳信仰 religion of the High Mountains is a different matter.

. Shrine, Shinto Shrine (jinja 神社) - Introduction .

. kami 神 Shinto deities - ABC-LIST - .

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