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Japanese mythology and believe - The two deities Izanagi (Male) and Izanami (Female) are the creators of Japan and her gods - Shinto - Kami. Told in two historical works, the Kojiki - The Records Of Ancient Matters and Nihongi - The Japanese Chronicles  ~ Creating the Pure Land islands of Japan -  Searching the Seas with the Tenkei (天瓊を以て滄海を探るの図 Tenkei o motte sōkai o saguru no zu - Heavenly Jewelled Spear -  Painting by Kobayashi Eitaku - 1880-90 ~

Kobayashi Izanami and izanagi. Kobayashi Eitaku painting showing the god Izanagi (right) and Izanami, a goddess of creation and death in Japanese mythology - Deity - Wikipedia

Raijin 雷神 Shinto God of Thunder holding a hammer to beat the drums that surround him. 13th century, wood, Sanjūsangendō in Kyoto. Japan

The Thunder God Raijin (雷神) is one of the eldest Shinto Gods. By beating the drums he carried with him he created thunder. This sculpture can be found at Sanjūsangendō temple in Kyoto, Japan.

ancient torii at Tateyama. A torii (鳥居, bird abode) is a traditional Japanese gate commonly found at the entrance to a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred.

Buddhism long held that the tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war. Their image gradually softened, however, into one of protective, if still dangerous, spirits of the mountains and forests. Tengu are associated with the ascetic practice known as Shugendō, and they are usually depicted in the distinctive garb of its followers, the yamabushi.

Buddhism long held that the tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war…

Raijin (雷神?) by Kawanabe Kyosai. Raijin is a god of lightning, thunder and storms in the Shinto religion and in Japanese mythology

"Raijin" (雷神) Raijin Is A God Of Lightning, Thunder, & Storms In The Shinto Religion & In Japanese Mythology.

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