02/06/2019

umi no kami sea legends

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. Yama no Kami 山の神 Yamanokami - Introduction .
. Ta no Kami 田の神 Tanokami - Introduction .
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Umi no Kami 海の神 God of the Sea
Watatsumi, Wadatsumi, Kaijin 海神


. The three deities of Wadatsumi 綿津見三神 .
The sea deity Ōwatatsumi no kami
Many legends related to dragons.

His messenger is the kujira 鯨 whale.

. kujira 鯨 whale, Walfisch .
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海神神社 Kaijin Jinja
Nagasaki - 長崎県対馬市峰町木坂247 / 247 Minemachi Kisaka, Tsushima, Nagasaki
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- - - - - A legend known in many parts of Japan

. okoze 虎魚 / 鰧魚 / オコゼ stonefish .
Once 山の神と海の神 the Kami of the Mountain and the Kami of the Sea had a fight and because of Okoze,
Yamanokami, the Kami of the Mountain won.
Since that event, Yamanokami likes Okoze.


Okoze from Bizen Pottery


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....................................................................... Kagawa 香川県 .....
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三豊郡 Mitoyo district 託間町 Takuma cho town

. ookami 狼 Okami, wolf legends .
At the Shrine 三崎神社 Misaki Jinja the wolf is venerated as the messenger of Uminokami. People are not supposed to look at this animal. His howling sounds like gooo-gooo.
A single wolf is the messenger of the deity, but if they come in a group, people have to take precautions.





....................................................................... Kagoshima 鹿児島県 .....
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曽於郡 Soo district

Uminokami does not like umeboshi 梅干 dried salted plums, so fishermen should not throw the stones into the water.





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Once upon a time, a VERY LONG time,
whales lived on the mountains. When a whale moved its big body, the trees fell down and the plants were destroyed . . . the other animals on the mountain very much in distress. Yamanokami had observed this for some time and then called to Uminokami:
"Hey, God of the Sea, may I give the whale to you to take care of?"
"Sure, why not!" and thus the whale moved to the sea. ....
- reference source : minwa.fujipan.co.jp/area... -




....................................................................... Kumamoto 熊本県 .....
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In Kumamoto, ウミノカミ Uminokami is the same as the water goblin Kappa.
When a woman is ready to give birth soon, first they cook 白飯 white rice and put it in a bowl as an offering, put in the rom next to the woman. This is an offering for Uminokami.
If the family does not make this offering, Uminokami might come and get the baby.

. 河童 Kappa legends from Kumamoto 熊本県 .




....................................................................... Mie 三重県 .....
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熊野市 Kumano city

same 鮫 shark
The 14th day of the 6th lunar month is the festival day for Uminokami, also called oojiro sama オオジロ様 Ojiro sama. The festival is also called
Uminokami is also called 磯辺さん Isobe san.
People prepare 3 or 7 shark fish as an offering and nobody goes into the sea on this day.

. same 鮫 (さめ) shark .




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国東郡 Kunisaki district 姫島村 Himeshima mura village

ryuuguu sama 竜宮様 dragon palace deity, Uminokami
Fishermen should not throw water after washing rice into the sea. They should keep it in a barrel and throw it on the land when they come home.
To muddy the sea water in an affront toward Uminokami and should not be done.

. ryuuguu 竜宮と伝説 Ryugo Legends about the Dragon Palace .

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白杵市 Usuki city

kujira 鯨 whale
In the year 1886, fishermen had caught a whale, but when they pulled it on the boat, it was already dead.
Since the whale is the messenger of Uminokami, they put its bones and 一文銭 one coin as an offering and made a fine funeral for the fish.





....................................................................... Okinawa 沖縄県 .....

. Uminokami is Mizunokami 水の神 .






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

. Uminokami and Yamanokami having a fight. .


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- reference source : nichibun yokai database -
96 海神 to collect

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. Legends about Yamanokami 山の神と伝説 .

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. Mizu no Kami, Mizunokami 水の神 Deity of Water - Legends .

. 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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1 comment:

Gabi Greve said...

Legend from 宮城県 Miyagi 気仙沼市 Kesennuma city 唐桑町
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. Shrine Osaki Jinja 御崎神社 .
There is a legend from a shipwrecked boat, that was rescued by 白鯨 a large white whale fish and brought to this shore safely.
The white whale, as the deity 御崎明神 Osaki Myojin, came riding on 白馬 a white horse. He sat down on the beach on a mat of warabi ワラビ bracken, fern,.
So the people in this area, to show their respect of the deity, never eat whale meat or bracken.

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https://japanshrinestemples.blogspot.com/2020/03/shinshi-otsukai-messenger.html
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