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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.



....................................................................... 鹿角郡 Kazuno district .....

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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....................................................................... 北秋田郡 Kita-Akita district .....
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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Yamanokami becomes Tanokami in spring and is seen as female. The deity likes
. 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
source : hitozato-kyoboku.com/bakko-sugi...



....................................................................... 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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. Legends about Yamanokami 山の神と伝説 .

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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.


source : kotobank.jp/word...


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14/02/2019

Yamanokami Regional 28 Tochigi Tokushima Tokyo

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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 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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....................................................................... Tochigi 栃木県

kinki 禁忌
山仕事を休み家にいなくてはいけないときがある。山の木改めの祭は鉈で手を切る、カマイタチになるという。木の下敷きになって死ぬこともある。山の神は血を見ることを嫌う。

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安蘇郡 Aso district 田沼町 Tanuma town

Tengudaoshi 天狗だおし
山仕事で昼寝するとき、山の神様に「○○時になったら起こしてください」とお願いして寝ると、その時刻に大木を倒す音を出して起こしてくれる。目を覚ましても、何も倒れていない。

Yamanokamisama no yasumi ki 山の神様の休み木
三又のナラノキを山の神様にあげると、山の神様はその木で休む。1964年ごろ、その木を切ったら「ヒエーヒエー」と音がして切りくずを吹き出した。しかしその場にいた賢い人が山の神様の怒りではないと説得して、切ってしまった。
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朝、2人で山に入って仕事をしながら、山の神は本当にいるかいないかと言い争いをしていたら、帰り道に、背負っている籠を後ろから山の神様に揺さぶられた。


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鹿沼市 Kanuma city

山仕事をする人は、山の神様が嫌がるので、汁かけ飯を食べてはいけないという。

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鹿沼市 Kanuma city 粟野町

Yamanokami
寒い冬の深夜に炭焼きをしていたら、黒いものに喉をつかまれた。山の神様だろう。
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ある家で、主人が氏神の山の神様にお参りに行ったら、近くの岩の上から赤い顔をした髯面の山の神様に睨まれた。以来祠には近づかないという。

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那須郡 Nasu district 大山田村

kitsune 狐
山の神様の怒りで、子どもが狐に殺されることがある。母親が抱いていてもいなくなり、子どもは囲炉裏で死んでいる。
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Yamanokami
山の神様の怒りで、子どもが狐に殺されることがある。母親が抱いていてもいなくなり、子どもは囲炉裏で死んでいる。



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

3月3日の翌日をシカのアク日といい、仕事を休みにする。3日に遊山をして山の神を迎え、4日には家に籠もって山の神を田の神として迎え入れて神に奉仕するのだという。
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各部落には山の神がある。山林を伐るとき、木の根のところに神面を祭って伐採する。その祭った木は伐らない。その木が年を経ると山の神になる。

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海部郡  Ama district 宍喰町

年中行事に関する俗信。正月15日のサギッチョあるいはとんと焼くと呼ばれているものの火で身体をあぶると、夏やせをしないといわれている。盆の15日に川に行くと、ガキ仏に足を引っ張られるといい、子供たちは水遊びにいかない。12月20日は山の神様が植えた木を数える日で、1月20日は山の神が木を植える日なので、木を切れないという、など。
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宍喰町の俗信。雨の日に生まれた子供は、結婚式や葬式にも雨になるという。山で立ち枯れている木は、山の神が小便をかけて枯らせた木だから、切ってはいけないといわれている、など。

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三好郡 Miyoshi district

毎月9日は山の神の祭り日なので、この日は炭焼きは仕事を休み、ヤマシは山へは入らないという。
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木地屋が山の神を祀っている場所に、一般人が手を出したり、火をかけたりすると若死するという。しかも、山の神は猿田彦なので、山にいくと「サル」という言葉をいってはならないという。
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山の神がオコゼを好むので、猟師は山へ入る前にオコゼをお見せするからと言って祈ると、必ず大猟になるという。

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hebi 蛇
hikagiri ヒカギリとは山の神か水神の変化で、首に輪がある小柄の蛇。それにかまれたら、命はその日限りだという。昔、蛇がキジを呑み込もうとしているところが誰かが見て、キジを取り上げて持って帰ったが、蛇が家までキジを追ってきたので、返したという。

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山の神の使い
四十雀は山の神の使いだという。猟師が殺生に行くときに、四十雀がハナシバをくわえて飛んでくると、その日はマンが悪いといって行くのを忌むという。また、山の神の使いは首に輪がついた小さな蛇だともいわれている。


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三好郡 Miyoshi district 東祖谷山村

山の神を祀った木は切ってはいけない。

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麻植郡 Oe district 山川町

Tengu
赤穂浪士の由来の銀杏の枝を切ってしまった。以来、木の下で剣術を使う音がした。見に行くと、その音はやみ、山の神の森で音をたてる。銀杏を切った者は責められ、殴られたが起きてみるとその顔が天狗のようになっていた。


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3月17日は山の神の日である。その日に山に入るとよくないことがある。ある人がマキをきってきて田の中で火を燃やすと、山火事になってしまった。またある人がカヤ場で火を燃やして昼食をとろうとした時もやはり火事になった。
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死人を焼いた小屋に入るとき、その周りを3度廻らないと、山の神に憑かれる。ある男が山の神に取り憑かれ、喰い散らかした挙句、海に入って死んだ。
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O-inu sama オイヌ様
山の神の前でオイヌ様がいるかいないかで喧嘩になった。その後歩いていると、オイヌ様はいないと言った人の通る所に4ツ足のものが頑張っていて、どうしても通れなかったそうである。

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神津島 Kozushima island 神津島村

Tengu (大天狗),(小天狗)
百年経った杉の木を切ったら、山の神(大天狗・小天狗)が住む所が無くなったと怒って、家の人の命を取った。おわびして杉の木を植えて返した。

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三宅島 Mitakejima Island 三宅村

キリコミ
山の神様が憑く。山の神様の木を切るとキリコミと言うものが憑く。

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西多摩郡 Nishi-Tama district 桧原村

Yamanokami
1人前のウカガイになると神の姿が見えるようになる。和田の山の神は蛇の姿、大沢の山の神は小さい蛇、もう1つの山の神は嫁いだ身で大きな腹をしている。村境の道睦神は火の神でもあり、後光が差している。オズスナ様(産土神)は不動の姿をしている。

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

. kami 神 Shinto deities - ABC-LIST - .

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12/02/2019

Yamanokami Regional 27 Shimane Shizuoka

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Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain
and Legends from Shimane 島根県 and Shizuoka 静岡県


. Legends about Yamanokami 山の神と伝説 .


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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 .
仕事を手伝ってくれた天狗に「肴」と禁句を使ってしまい逃げられた。山の神にとりなしを頼んだが、山の神にもうっかり「餅」と禁詞を使い、その男は山にいられなくなってしまった。

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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
Anamidani 穴見谷・大向では14日、井原谷では16日の晩はホトホトといって若者が藁で馬を作り、ホトホトといって家々をまわって投げこんでゆく。その藁の馬は山の神さんをまつったところに納める。そこは荒神さんともいわれて榊が立ててあり人がみだりに入るとたたるという。
. 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 dies. 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
- reference source : photohi.sakura.ne.jp/fuji-nishi... -

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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目一つ小僧の正体は、厄災をなす怪物として語られるのみで定かではないが、山の神をまつるもので、目が1つで足が1本しかない天狗だといわれた。下田では、目一つ小僧である山の神が来ないようにメカゴを立てる。沼津市岡宮では、目一つ小僧が山から降りて来て、人々に不幸をもたらすとされた。


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

Wehn 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
角右衛門と助右衛門が山奥で「逃げよ逃げよ」と声を聞いた。見ると白髯の大男が樅の木の枝で煙草を吸っている。山男の白髯童子だ、今の声は産土神だ、と思って逃げた。3日後、角右衛門は味噌作りの最中声をかけられ、表を見ると脛から上が見えないほどの大男が見えた。気になって助右衛門を訪ねたら寝込んでいた。助右衛門はまもなく死んだ。この山男は大平の一本足ともよばれていて、瀬尻大平辺りによく出現する。


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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.

source : line-tatsujin.com/detail...
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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
山の神は女であるという。昔、ある人が山の神の社の前を薄暗くなってから通りかかると、ボヤを背負った17、8才の美しい少女に出会った。声をかけたが何もいわず、山の方へ姿を消してしまった。これは山の神の化身で、この人を試すために姿を現したのである。


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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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- reference source : nichibun yokai database -

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10/02/2019

Yamanokami Regional 26 Saga Saitama Shiga

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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
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. 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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06/10/2018

Yamanokami Regional 25 Oita Okinawa Osaka

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ウガヤフキアエズ王朝を支えた「山の神」とは?
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山ノ神お殿 海ノ神お殿 おでん - Oden from Yamanokami and Uminokami
Oita, Bungo, Ono city / Bungo-ōno

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. Yamanokami and Tengu 天狗 Mountain Goblin legends .

Trees with two stems or special branches like a roof are called
Tengu no ki 天狗の木 or Yamanokami no oshimi ki 神のおしみ木, trees that Tengu and Yamanokami like very much.
These trees must not be cut down. If someone tries to cut such a tree, he will hurt himself.
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Tenguyama 天狗山 Tengu Mountain
If someone cuts a tree from Mount Tenguyama, there will be a fire in the village - this tale is well known in the village and not many people dare to go up there.
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Tenguzoo 天狗像 Tengu statue
At 阿蘇野峠 Asono Toge pass, toward 芹川部落 Serigawa hamlet, there is
the Shrine 下津留神社 Shimo-Tsuru Jinja.
Until 1935, there is a new statue of a Tengu, venerated as Yamanokami. The shape of the mountain is said to look like a Tengu.
Tsuru 津留 is a town in Kumamoto.

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Th 16th day of the 12th lunar month is sacred to Yamanokami and called
misotsuki hi ミソつき日 /?味噌搗き making Miso paste.
The 16th or 20th day of the first lunar month is the day where Yamanokami inspects the trees in the forest and forest workers take a rest.
If someone goes to the forest, he will get hurt or have other misfortune.
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If someone tries to cut down a tree sacred to Yamanokami, the tree will twist and the ax can not be pulled out. In this case, there will be very bad weather soon.
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Around the village 平沢水 Hirasozu Yamanokami is also venerated as a deity to heal or prevent a cold. People make offerings of 赤土を団子 balls of red earth and pray.
Sometimes the balls are wrapped in green bamboo leaves.
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. shinboku 神木, shinju 神樹 sacred tree, divine tree .
If forest workers want to cut down trees they have to look out for a tree with the first branch facing North.
This is Yamanokami no tomarigi 山の神の泊木 a tree sacred to Yamanokami and may never be cut.


....................................................................... 速見郡 Hayami district .....
日出町 Hiji town

The 16th day of the New Year and the O-Bon festival in August are festival days for Yamanokami.
In the morning people are not allowed to go into the forest.
In the afternoon they might go, but if the smell of 味噌汁 miso soup comes into the nose of Yamanokami, this person will die within the year.

. misojiru 味噌汁 / みそじる miso soup .
The Miso culture of Japan




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. kijimunaa キジムナー Kijimuna .

The Kijimuna is also called ブナガヤ Bunagaya.
Someone went collecting firewood and saw it. Its hair is all red, and so is the face. It has the features of a child of four or five years.
Some say it is Yamanokami and pray to it.




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....................................................................... 豊能郡 Toyono district .....
能勢町 Nose town

At the top of the pass there is a small sanctuary for Yamanokami.
On the fourth day of the first lunar month, people make offerings of gohei 御幣 ritual paper wands.
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Above the oven for making charcoal is a ritual paper wand and Yamanokami is venerated here.

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04/10/2018

Yamanokami Regional 24 Okayama

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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 Okayama 岡山県


. Legends about Yamanokami 山の神と伝説 .


. Aragami 荒神と伝説 Legends about the Aragami deity .
Aragamisama, Koojinsama, Koojin sama 荒神様 Kojin sama, "rough god", "wild deity"
- . misaki koojin ミサキ荒神 / misaki no koojin ミサキの荒神 .
- hachi daikoojin 八大荒神 eight great wild deities
Legends from 井原市 Ibara city 美星町 Bisei town / 真庭市 Maniwa city 西河内 Nishi-Gouchi/ 美作市 Mimasaka city 真殿 Madono / 新見市 Niimi city 哲西町 Tessei cho town

. Okayama no Misaki Densetsu 岡山のミサキ伝説 Misaki Legends from Okayama .
tsurugi misaki ツルギミサキ Sword Misaki and tsuna misaki ツナミサキ Rope Misaki / hinomisaki ヒノミサキ
and many more

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. Sanbo Taro, Mitsuho Taro 三穂太郎 と伝説 - Nagi .
Miho Jinja 三穂神社(三穗・みほ)
三穂大明神 Miho Daimyojin / The KAN clan of Mimasaka 美作菅氏 / 三穂太郎満祐 Sanbo Taro Mitsusuke


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. Ooyamatsuminomikoto 大山祇神, 大山積神, 大山津見神 Oyama Tsumi no Mikoto .
A deity that dwells in the mountains.
Ooyamazu no Kami オヤマヅノカミ / 大山祇神 - in local dialect

In Okayama, Yamanokami is not venerated as much as in the Kinki area. It is most probably a female deity but has changed appearance many time.
In Okayama, there are more shrines dedicated to Oyamatsumi no Mikoto.



大山祇神社 / オオヤマツミジンジャ Shrine Oyamatsumi Jinja - Ibara
岡山県井原市野上町1751

A protector deity of the temple at 頂見山 Chokenzan.
Founded in 736 by 行基 Saint Gyoki.

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大山祇神社 Shrine Oyamatsumi Jinja - Takahashi
岡山県高梁市川面町1958

The 御神門 main gate has been relocated from the 大山祇神社 Oyamatsumi Jinja at 愛媛県大三島 Ehime, Omishima.



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....................................................................... 英田郡 Aida district .....

On the 9th day of the first lunar month, villagers are not allowed to go to the mountain forest, because Yamanokami goes there to count the trees.
If someone goes to the mountain, he will be counted as a tree and become one.
Woodcutters and charcoal makers use this day to celebrate and feast.



....................................................................... 川上郡 Kawakami district .....
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高梁市 Takahashi city 備中町 Bitchu cho town

. Koojin 荒神 Kojin, Aragami, "Wild Deity" .
In the hamlet 西油野 Nishiyuno Aragami is seen as the Yamanokami. He often puts a curse on people.
In the hamlet is an estate where two Aragami are venerated. One of them is
Ushitora no Aragami 丑寅の荒神 Aragami of the North-East direction
When the house of this family was constructed, someone had cut a tree sacred to Yamanokami and the family was thus cursed. To appease him a small sanctuary was built.
A priest had told them the house had been cursed already before that so they build another sanctuary.



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哲西町 Tessei cho town

On the 9th day of the first lunar month, villagers are not allowed to go to the mountain forest, because Yamanokami goes there to count the trees.
If someone goes to the mountain, he will be counted as a tree and become one.



....................................................................... 都窪郡 Tsukubo district .....

. daija, orochi 大蛇 the huge serpent, great snake .
In the 中国地方 Chugoku region there are various connections between Yamanokami and the huge serpent.
In the village 備中都窪郡庄村 Shomura Yamanokami is called ヤマガミ Yamagami. His real appearance is said to be a huge serpent.

. Yamanokami no daija 山の神の大蛇 great serpent of Yamanokami .
- in 6-1 Koyamanakajimacho, Yamashina Ward, Kyoto,



....................................................................... 津山市 Tsuyama city .....
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桑上 Kuwakami



貴布禰神社 Shrine Kifune Jinja
津山市桑上190 / Tsuyama, Kuwakami 190

The messenger of Yamanokami at this Shrine is
ookami 狼 a wolf. 狼様 Okami Sama
During the Shrine festival from the 13th to 15th day of the eleventh lunar month, in former times, there were two baby wolves born on the 14th day in the shrine. This is the beginning of their veneration. There is 小祠 a small Shrine in the North-Eastern corner of the innermost room of the building. People are not allowed to peek into this room, but may come and pray for protection from illness, disaster and other misfortunes.

- main deities in residence
高オカミ神 / 高龗神 Taka Okami no Kami / Takaokami
闇オカミ神 / 闇龗神 Kura Okami no kami / Kuraokami

and 8 more deities.

This constellation is rather old, dating back to the time of 崇神天皇 Sujin Tenno (148 BC - 29 BC)

In the back of the compound is the Wolf Shrine 奥御前神社 Okugozen Jinja, often simply calld 狼様 Okami Sama.

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. Yamainu 山犬 / 狼 Okami, Wolf .

. Kuraokami, Takaokami and Kuramitsuha .

Emperor Sujin (崇神天皇 Sujin-tennō),
also known as
Mimakiiribikoinie no Sumeramikoto (御間城入彦五十瓊殖天皇) or
Hatsukunishirasu Sumeramikoto (御肇國天皇); was the tenth emperor of Japan.
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03/10/2018

Yamanokami Regional 23 Niigata

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Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain
and Legends from Niigata 新潟県


. Legends about Yamanokami 山の神と伝説 .


山の神まつり Yamanokami Festival
角田山の中腹 half-way to Mount Kakudayama
Children have to crawl below the small torii 鳥居 gate to pray for health and well-being.
March 9.

. Yama no Kami matsuri 山の神祭り Yamanokami festivals .
at 東蒲原郡 Higashikanbara 鹿瀬町 Kanose / 東蒲原郡 Higashikanbara 津川町 Tsugawa / 糸魚川市 Itoigawa city
岩船郡 Iwafune district 朝日村 Asahi / 刈羽郡 Kariwa district 小国町 Oguni / 南蒲原郡 Minamikanbara 下田村 Shitada
三島郡 Mishima district 三島町 Mishima / 中頚城郡 Nakakubiki district 清里村 Kiyosato
佐渡郡 Sado district 相川町 Aikawa

. Yamanokami Festival at 白根市 Shirone town .
On the 16th day of the second and tenth month a Tanokami Matsuri 田の神まつり festival for Tanokami and Yamanokami is held at the farm houses.


. Yamanokami and 鬼神 Kijin,山の地神 Yama no Chijin .

. Yamanokami and Tengu 天狗 the Mountain Goblin .

. Yamanokami and Jūni sama 十二様 Juni Sama "Honorable 12" deities .
juunikko ジュウニッコウ(十二講) Junikko prayer groups
中魚沼郡 Naka-Uonuma district 川西町 Kawanishi / 長岡市 Nagaoka 成願寺町 Joganji


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In most regions of Niigata,
the day of Yamanokami is 旧2月9日 the 9th day of the 2nd lunar month.
On this day Yamanokami is shooting arrows or kidnapping humans,
so it is not allowed to go into the mountain forests.



....................................................................... 東蒲原郡 Higashi-Kanbara district .....
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阿賀町 Aga city // 上川村 Kamikawamura village

山の神
A husband went to the mountain to 炭焼き make charcoal, but dit not come back. When she went looking for him, she saw another woman sitting close, watching over him.
When the wife called her, the woman disappeared and her husband fell down into the deep ravine.
Yamanokami is a woman and often guards and watches over forest workers.

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三川村 Mikawamura village

. juuroku dango 十六団子 dumpling offerings for day 16 .

The same ritual is held at
岩船郡 Iwafune district 朝日村 Asahimura village





....................................................................... 北蒲原郡 Kita-Kanbara district .....
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紫雲寺町 Shiunjimachi

. koosaku no kamisama 耕作の神様 Kosaku no Kami, Deity of Cultivation .




....................................................................... 古志郡 Koshi district .....

山の神
Yamanokami is a woman with a rather wild character. She has only one eye and one leg.
Place names with 12 often refere to 12 places or trees sacred to Yamanokami.





....................................................................... 南魚沼郡 Minami-Uonuma district .....
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六日町 Muikamachi town

. 社日様 Shajitsu Sama,田の神様 Tanokami Sama,作神様 Sakugami Sama .




....................................................................... 西蒲原郡 Nishi-Kanbara district .....
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弥彦村 Yahiko village / Yabiko village

shii no ki 椎の木 Shii oak, pasania tree
The Kami of 弥彦山 Yahiko-Yama (Yahikosan) came to the area first in the year 710.
At that time he put his a 杖 walking stick of a piercing branch of 椎の木 a Shii oak tree in the ground and it became 神木 the sacred tree of Yamanokami.
If there was something bad happening in the land, the priest could perform a divination. He took leaves and branches to make arrows to win any war.

. Hikosan 英彦山 / 弥彦山 Hikosan Shrines in Japan .
In Niigata also お弥彦様 O-Yahiko Sama
- 8 legends to explore about 弥彦山.

. shii 椎 Shii oak tree, pasania; chinquapin .




....................................................................... 西頚城郡 Nishi-Kubiki district .....
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能生町 Noo machi

. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .
The Deity of 天狗山 Mount Tenguyama (493 m) is the serpent, therefore people are not allowed to kill serpents.



....................................................................... 両津市 Ryotsu shi town .....

山の神
Once a man went to the mountain on the 9th day of the 2nd lunar month, but he died.



....................................................................... 佐渡郡 Sado district .....

. Yamanokami and Oni 鬼 demons .
at Kinpokusan 金北山の神 Mount Kinpokusan

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. Tonchibo トンチボ, Tonchiboo トンチボウ Tanuki from Sado .
Tonchibo is also a local name for the Deity of the Mountain Forest, Yama no Kami 山の神, and thus a taboo word for the local fisherman.

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赤泊村 Akadomarimura village

山の神
On the 9th day of the 2nd lunar month forest workers take a rest and stay in a place where they can eat and drink and celebrate Yamanokami.
Women are not allowed to be with them, since the female Yamanokami is very jealous and might shoot them with her arrows.
Once a stepmother made her step-daughter go to the forest on this day in the hope she would never come back.
But the step-daughter came back saying she enjoyed watching the men drinking. So the stepmother made her own daughter also go to the forest, but this poor child was shot with an arrow and died.
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If someone gets ill in the village, they say it is the curse of Yamanokami.

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小木町 Ogimachi town

Yamanokami no tatari 山の神の祟り the curse of Yamanokami
On the 9th day of the 2nd lunar month a man named 三吉 Sankichi went to work in the mountain very early.
He heard a voice calling him and turned around. At that point, an arrow hit his eye.



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栃尾市 Tochio city

Yamanokami no ki kiri 山ノ神ノ木キリ Yamanokami cuts a tree
On a rainy evening the forest workers stayed in the mountain hut over night.
The villagers heard the strange sound of someone cutting down a huge tree. When they checked next morning, not one tree was fallen down.
It must have been Yamanokami cutting trees.


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