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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. 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.

Defiantly Commander of the Land, Vita Wuspar of Lenae- most likely towards the end of her reign as Regent

Defiantly Commander of the Land, Vita Wuspar of Lenae- most likely towards the end of her reign as Regent

Bishamonten (毘沙門天) is a god from ancient Indian mythology, and is called Kubera in Hinduism. Bishamonten tattoos are said to bring protection from Buddhism, good luck, success, wealth, success in business, and wisdom.  tsunagu Japan

Bishamonten (毘沙門天) is a god from ancient Indian mythology, and is called Kubera in Hinduism. Bishamonten tattoos are said to bring protection from Buddhism, good luck, success, wealth, success in business, and wisdom. tsunagu Japan

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The Story of Tanuki

anuki is a Japanese raccoon dog, but also the stuff of legends…

According to Shinto folklore Tanuki is a kami, a spirit creature with powers to shift shapes at will in pursuit of women, wine, a free meal and mischief in any order they were to be found.

 Often Tanuki is pictured looking inebriated, confused and holding an empty sake flask and a counterfeit promissory note or a leaf- Tanuki were famous for having the ability to trick sake shop owners into believing…

The Story of Tanuki anuki is a Japanese raccoon dog, but also the stuff of legends… According to Shinto folklore Tanuki is a kami, a spirit creature with powers to shift shapes at will in pursuit of women, wine, a free meal and mischief in any order they were to be found. Often Tanuki is pictured looking inebriated, confused and holding an empty sake flask and a counterfeit promissory note or a leaf- Tanuki were famous for having the ability to trick sake shop owners into believing…

茨城県 薬王院 十二神将

茨城県 薬王院 十二神将

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