12/31/2018

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河童 / 合羽 / かっぱ / カッパ - Kappa, the Water Goblin of Japan!
River Imp, Water Sprite, River Monster



My Yamashina Daruma and the Kappa Family

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Kappa are supernatural creatures which live both on land and in water. They are as tall as a four or five year old child. They have a beak-like snout, and fins on their hands and feet. They also have a shell on their back, and a water-filled dish on their head. As long as the dish is full of water, kappa keep their supernatural powers. Kappa are known for dragging people into the water and pulling out their livers through their anuses.

Although kappa harm people sometimes, there are also many tales where they have helped people. They are very curious. They often appear in cartoons because of their lovable images.

Kappa love sumo wrestling and cucumbers. That is why cucumber sushi rolls are called "kappa maki". "Okappa" are bobbed hairstyles because they look like the kappa's hairstyles. Kappa are excellent swimmers.
There is a saying "Kappa no kawa nagare (a drowning kappa)" which means, even an expert can make mistakes sometimes.

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1/06/2018

Tanzawa Mountains Oni Tengu

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Tanzawa 丹沢の鬼伝説 
Oni Demon Legends from the Tanzawa mountains




The Tanzawa Mountains (丹沢山地 Tanzawa-sanchi) are a mountain range in the Kantō region, in Japan.
It covers the northwestern part of Kanagawa Prefecture and touches the prefectural borders of Shizuoka Prefecture to the west and the Yamanashi Prefecture to the north.

Mount Hiru 1,673m (蛭ヶ岳 Hiru-ga-take)
Mount Fudō 1,614m (不動ノ峰 Fudō-no-mine)
Mount Hinokiboramaru 1,601m (檜洞丸 Hinokibora-maru)
Mount Tanzawa 1,567m (丹沢山 Tanzawa-san)
Mount Tō 1,491m (塔ノ岳 Tō-no-dake)
Mount Shindainichi 1,340m (新大日 Shin-dainichi)
Mount Ōyama 1,252m (大山 Ō-yama)

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. 大山の不動様、 Oyama no Fudo Myo-O .

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ヤビツ峠 Tanzawa, Yabitsu Toge pass (761 m high)
神奈川県秦野市 Kanagawa, Hadano
with a splendid view of Mount Fujisan




餓鬼道伝説 Legend of the Gakido realm of Hungry Demons


source : toki.moo.jp/gate-q... gate 041...

This pass used to be called gakidoo 餓鬼道 the Road of the Hungry Ghosts.
In former times, the warlords 武田信玄 Takeda Shingen and 北条氏康 Hojo Ujiyasu used to fight for this pass. Many of their soldiers did not get enough food and staved on the road.
Their hungry souls now haunt the place.
Even in our times,  people sometimes come and make food offerings in remembrance of the old days.

yabitsu 矢櫃 refers to the boxes and containers they used to keep the arrows.
The soldiers carried rather large quivers with arrows to last for a long war.



. 弓道 Japanese Archery - Introduction .

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Yabitsu Jinja 矢櫃神社 Yabitsu Shrine
Murotsu, Kaminoseki, Kumage District, Yamaguchi

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Onigatake, Onigadake 鬼ヶ岳
神奈川山北町と相模原市との境 - On the border of Yamakita and Sagamihara in Kanagawa.


source : toki.moo.jp/gaten...gate629...

There is a long slippery slope with a metal chain to hold on, but it is very difficult to climb. The two chains seem to get lost and invisible in the gas of the slope.

In former times it was called sennin no iwa 仙人の岩 Rock of the Mountain saints.
Seen from 蛭ヶ岳 Hirugatake, the two boulders look like the horns of an Oni.



鬼ヶ岩の頭


. 鬼ヶ岳 Onigadake, Onigatake / 鬼岳 Mountains with Demons .


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Tanzawa 丹沢の天狗伝説 
Tengu Legends from the Tanzawa mountains


. Saganboo, Saganbō or Sagamibō 相模坊 .
Tengu from 相模大山 Sagami Oyama
Mount Oyama in Tanzawa is famous for the Tengu mountain goblins.

Some huts for the forest workers get shaken badly if the Tengu is in a bad mood.

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. Sekison San 石尊山 Venerable Stone Deities .
sanctuaries for a stone Tengu.
The belief in Sekison San is known in the Tanzawa mountains, Oyama and at the 5th station of Mount Fujisan,

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 丹沢湖畔の川天狗 Lake Tanzawako and the Kawa Tengu
Lake Tanzawako was created due to construction of the Miho dam in 1978.


source : toki.moo.jp/gaten...gate 253...

Kawatengu are close to the Kappa water goblins and thus very special.
At lake Tanzawako is a stone memorial of such a Kawa Tenu. When the region came under water during the construction of the dam, the stone was removed and preserved.
神奈川県山北町 Kanagaea, Yamakita

One of the most famous Kawa Tengu (Mizu Tengu 水天狗 "Water Tengu" ) is
. Enkooboo 円光坊 Enko-Bo from Haguro San, .


. kawa tengu 川天狗 "river Tengu" - Introduction .

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- reference : nichibun yokai database 妖怪データベース -

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Fudoo no mine, Fudō-no-mine 不動ノ峰
Mount Fudō, Fudo no Mine, Mount Fudonomine

1,614 m - 5295 ft



The first religious mountaineers in the Nara period used to climb in the Tanzawa mountains.
They prayed to Fudo Myo-O for safety and gave his name to one of the peaks.
This statue is still close to the peak.




source : diary.okutamawalker.com...


. Fudō Myō-ō 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O - Acala Vidyaraja .


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1/04/2018

Onigatake, Onitake mountains

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Onigadake, Onigatake 鬼ヶ岳 / Onidake, Onitake 鬼岳
Onigaoka 鬼が丘 / 鬼ヶ丘 "Deomon Hill"
Mountains with Demon names and legends




Mt. Onidake, a dormant volcano, almost naked, 315 meter
長崎県五島市 Nagasaki, Goto Islands

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- reference: Onidake onsen 鬼岳温泉 hot spring -

Onigadake Dam, Kamikozue, Yakage, Oda District, Okayama ・鬼ヶ岳ダム[岡山県

Mt. Onigadake

鬼が丘の龍神とメスアの話
栃木県真岡市鬼怒ケ丘
大阪府 羽曳野市 羽鬼が丘西
鬼ヶ丘の夕日


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Sumo wrestler (warrior) Onigadake Tetsuemon 鬼ヶ嶽鉄右衛門 


Utagawa Kuniyoshi - actor 中村芝翫 Nakamura Shikan

稲妻大蔵 Inazuma Taizo
Once upon a long time ago, in the village of 小栗村 Ogurimura in 諌早 Isahaya (長崎県 Nagasaki) there lived a farmer couple who did not have children.
They went to mount 八天嶽 Hattendake to pray. And then a Tengu came at night . . . well well, the woman got pregnant and bore a strong son.
The boy named Taizo became a strong Sumo wrestler. The Tengu trained him the best he could. Taizo won all the bouts in his village.
Taizo eventually went to Edo and nobody could defeat him. Taizo almost won against the strongest Sumo wrestler in Edo, 鬼ヶ岳 Onigadake, but Onigadake had asked him to let him win, so Taizo lost this one bout (and thus his Tengu power) and then all the other bouts after that and went home much ashamed.
Sometimes the villagers could hear a boulder (ゴットン石 Gotton Ishi) rumble at Mount Hattendake, where Taizo was practicing Sumo with al his former might. He could lift the boulder and carry it to the summit in no time.


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. sanki, yamaoni, yama-oni 山鬼の鬼伝説 Mountain Oni Demon .

. Yama no Kami 山の神 Yamanokami and 鬼 Oni Demons .



............................................................................ Kanagawa 神奈川県 

. Onigatake 鬼ヶ岳 .
神奈川山北町と相模原市との境 - On the border of Yamakita and Sagamihara in Kanagawa.




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. 鬼獄神社 Onitake Jinja / 鬼嶽稲荷神社 Onitake Inari Jinja .
Onidake Inari is a famous shrine in Oeyama mountain, where the head of Shuten Doji is burried.




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. Onitorisan 鬼取山 "Mountain of capturing the Demons".
Zenki and Goki




............................................................................ Yamanashi 山梨県 

. Kukiyama 九鬼山 "Nine Demons Mountain" (Yamanashi) .
and the brave 桃太郎 Momotaro


. Misakayama Onigadake no Oni 御坂山 鬼ヶ岳の鬼 .


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12/14/2017

Kukiyama Yamanashi

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Kukiyama 九鬼山の鬼伝説 "Mountain with Nine Demons"
Legends from Yamanashi 山梨県




Mt. Kukiyama is one of Yamanashi’s 100 famous mountains. It is 970 m high.
The view via Kukiyama to Mount Fujisan is splendid.
The mountain is not so high and can be climbed in about 1 hour.

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. Kōshū Kaidō 甲州街道 Koshu Kaido Road .
The Highway from Edo via Kofu to Suwa


- reference source : free-age.jp/bridgestone-

There are various legends along the Koshu Kaido.
Even Momotaro, the Peach Boy, was here!
This story is basically fun with the pun words.
桃太郎伝説もある甲州街道

From the mountain in the North of the road, called 百蔵山 Momokurayama (momo 百 is a pun with momo 桃, the peach) the peach came rolling down the river. It was picked up at 鶴島 Tsurushima (Tsurukawa) in 上野原 Uenohara. From this peach Momotaro was born. When he grew up, he got his helpers, the dog from 犬目 Inume, the 雉 pheasant (bird) from 鳥沢 Torizawa and the monkey from 猿橋 Saruhashi.

They went to Mount 九鬼山 Kukiyama (Mountain of the nine demons) in 大月南方 Otsuki-South
and to Mount 岩殿山 Iwatonosan, Iwadonosan in 大月北方 Otsuki-North to drive away the demons.
One of the demons was wounded and bleeding, so now at the shrine 子神神社 Nenokami Jinja there can be found red soil, remains of the demon's blood.


- reference source : ymnco2.sakura.ne.jp/me/onitue -

The red soil, used for a stone wall in the shrine compound, had to be demolished in 2003 due to the danger of collapsing.

. Momotaroo 桃太郎 Momotaro the Peach Boy .


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Dōshi town 道志 - 九鬼山の伝説


source : toki.moo.jp/gaten.. gate 369...

Once upon a time there lived nine bad demons on Mount Kukiyama.
They stole the food and Sake from the villagers.
And then came Momotaro to drive them out, as told above.

kuki 九鬼, クキ is also written 久木, a geological term referring to a low mountain.


百蔵山 Momokurayama
is a mountain where the famous Yamanashi peaches are grown. It is about 1,003 m high.



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Another legend tells of the nine Demons having a quarrel among themselves and drove out some
Aka-Oni 赤鬼 Red Demons.
They fled and begun to live on 岩殿山 Mount Iwatonosan, 634 m.
Again they disturbed and pestered the farmers and eventually Momotaro came to get them. He killed them all and their blood tainted the earth around all red.
Their tears became the river 浅利川 Asarigawa, which eventually flows into the river 桂川 Katsuragawa.

Now it is a region famous for its cherry trees and azaleas.



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oni no tsue 鬼の杖 Bisquits of the staff of an Oni
flavored with sansho 山椒 "mountain pepper"
speciality from 大月市 Otsuki city






. sanshoo 山椒 "mountain pepper .
(Zanthoxylum piperitum)


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Misakayama 御坂山と鬼伝説 Oni Demon Legends - Yamanashi
Mount Misakayama is 1,568 m high.
Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko, Minami-Tsuru District, Yamanashi



Misaka Sanchi 御坂山地 Misaka mountain range
and lake Shoojikoo, Shōji 精進湖 Lake Shojiko, Lake Shoji
Lake Shōji is the one of the Fuji Five Lakes and located in southern Yamanashi Prefecture near Mount Fuji.
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Misaka Tooge 御坂峠 Misaka Toge Pass
is one of the great view spot of Mt.Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture. It is 1310m high. There is great tea house called Tengachaya (天下茶屋) where you can eat great Hoto and drink green tea. Matsutake is also one of the famous menu in this tea house. There are couple of hiking courses reached the spot for view of Mt. Fuji. 
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Misakayama Onigadake no Oni 御坂山 鬼ヶ岳の鬼


source : toki.moo.jp/gaten.. gate632...

Mount Onigadake has a rock on its top which looks like the tsuno 角 horn of an Oni.
In former times two wicked Oni used to live on this mountain.
The mountain priest 役行者 En no Gyoja banned these two with a special paralyzing spell, 不動金縛り Fudo no Kanashibari. They could not move any more and eventually became aware of their bad deeds.
The demons changed their ways and became famous disciples of En no Gyoja:
. Zenki 前鬼 and his wife Goki 後鬼 .



The legends about En no Gyoja and the two demons, Zenki and Goki are told in many mountain regions of Japan.

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. Onigatake 鬼ヶ岳 Onigadake /鬼ヶ岩の頭 .
丹沢の鬼伝説 - Oni Demon Legends from the Tanzawa mountains


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............................................................................ Yamanashi 山梨県
東八代郡 Higashi-Yatsushiro district 御坂町 Misakacho

At the graveyard, a bluish fire-light was seen every night. The villagers were afraid, thinking it was the soul of a villager and did not even dare to pass the road during daytime.
玉吉 Tamakichi wanted to see it for himself and went out one evening, carrying 地神の魂の扇 a hand fan with the soul of the Jigami in one hand. When he reached the graveyard, he could see the bluish light. While fanning with his hand fan he went closer. The ground of the grave was still fresh so Tamakich started to dig, found the coffin bound with a cord and pulled it up.
But it was not a coffin but a hookei 包茎 (the dictionary says: a phallus with phimosis).

. chijin 地神 Kami of the Earth / the Land .

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12/12/2017

Todaiki Candlestick Oni

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toodaiki, toodai ki 灯台鬼 Demon with a candlestick 


鳥山石燕 Toriyama Sekien


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Tōdaiki “spirit candlestick”
... According to Sekien, long ago, a government minister named Karu no Daijin was sent on a mission to Tang China. This was a period of great movement of culture and ideas between China and Japan, so nothing is strange about that. However, when the envoy failed to return to Japan long after they were overdue, the minister’s son, Hitsu no Saishō, began to worry.

Hitsu no Saishō traveled to China to search for his missing father. He traveled far and wide, and in one particular location he came across something he had never seen before: a tōdaiki — a candlestick fashioned out of a living human being! By some combination of strange drugs and sorcery, the man’s ability to speak had been removed. His body was covered in tattoos, and a large candle had been placed in his head. He had been installed on a fancy little stand like a piece of furniture.

As Hitsu no Saishō looked in puzzlement at the strange sight, the human candlestick began to shed tears. Unable to speak, the man bit into he tip of his finger until it began to bleed. He scrawled out a few characters in his own blood. Upon reading them, Hitsu no Saishō realized in horror: the tōdaiki was his own father who he had come to China to search for!



The people involved in this story are real.
Hitsu no Saishō was the nickname of Fujiwara no Arikuni, a Heian period noble who lived from 943-1011 CE. Although the story about the tōdaiki is a fabrication, it’s an interesting example of where fact and folklore intersect. Because this early urban legend involved real people who were well known to educated readers, it gives the story much more weight.
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藤原有国 Fujiwara no Arikuni (943 – 1011)


南条範夫 Nanjo Norio
How he found the ningen toodai 人間燈台 "human candlestick"

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The Sudden Death of Fujiwara no Sukemichi, his Son Arikuni's handling of the Death Rites;
The Debate at Emma's Palace
- Religions of Japan in Practice -- By George Joji Tanabe
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鬼百合や蛍火とぼす灯台鬼
oniyuri ya hotarubi tobosu toodaiki

tiger lily -
a candlestick demon glows
like a firefly



- On a summer evening, the tiger lilies in the late sunshine glow almost like candlestick demons.

. Kitamura Kigin 北村季吟 . (1625 - 1705)

. oniyuri 鬼百合 tiger lily, "demon lily" .
Lilium lancifolium - kigo

. hotarubi 蛍火(ほたるび) firefly glow .
kigo for mid-summer




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



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The Guhin is a kind of a tengu with anthropomorphic wolf/dog appearance.
They are thought as the messengers of Kami (Gods, natural objects,the spirits that living in the trees or forces of nature) and their job is supposed to be maintaining the formal relationship with mountains and humans. So, basically, they are pacific creatures,but if a human disrespect that relationship, it is thought that a Guhin may hurt that human.
They are in the bottom of Tengu rank,but they have more opportunity to communicate with humans.They have in common with the werewolves only the feral appearance.
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Creatures that do not fit the classic bird or yamabushi image are sometimes called tengu.
... for example, tengu in the guise of wood-spirits may be called guhin (occasionally written kuhin) (狗賓 dog guests), but this word can also refer to tengu with canine mouths or other features ...
... In the 1764 collection of strange stories Sanshu Kidan (三州奇談), a tale tells of a man who wanders into a deep valley while gathering leaves, only to be faced with a sudden and ferocious hailstorm. A group of peasants later tell him that he was in the valley where the guhin live, and anyone who takes a single leaf from that place will surely die.
In the Sōzan Chomon Kishū (想山著聞奇集), written in 1849, the author describes the customs of the wood-cutters of Mino Province, who used a sort of rice cake called kuhin-mochi to placate the tengu, who would otherwise perpetrate all sorts of mischief.
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Guhin and Tengu 天狗
日本全国の深山に天狗というものがいる。また狗賓ともいう。山操(やまおとこ)、五通七郎というのも同類である。天竺の日羅、唐の善界、日本の栄術は天狗の首領である。八天狗というのは、愛宕栄術太郎、鞍馬僧正坊、比良の次郎坊、飯縄三郎、大山の伯耆坊、彦山の豊前坊、大峰の善鬼坊、白峰の相模坊である。


................................................................................. Aomori 青森県

Guhin
林崎の丘の上の明神堂は、慈覚大師の袈裟を埋めたところといわれ、女人が登ると狗賓が踏まれた土の穢れを忌んで雨を降らせ洗い流して清浄するという。よって長く女人禁制となっていた。
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明治十七、八年ごろ、川村宗順なる行者が河原で断食修業中に念ずると、突如白衣の怪物が現れ、地上四、五尺の空間で目にも止まらぬ早業で舞いはじめ、夜明まで舞い続けたという。狗賓の舞いであったという。
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樹頂の枝が中途から三ツ股になったものは神の木、或いはミヨマタギと言われ、これによく山の神や狗賓が来て腰をかけるから伐ってはならない。更に、逆さ杉と神木も駄目だと言われる。

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むつ市 Mutsu

Guhin and Tengu 天狗 At Osorezan
恐山群の一つである大尽山の山腹から管弦の音が聞こえはじめることがある。これは天狗が音楽で山中の人々に警戒を発するもので、その後必ず曇って山が荒れだすという。

恐山の境内にある明神堂に女が入ると雨が降るといわれた。これは狗賓の仕業で、夕闇の頃には白衣の天狗が来て奇怪な舞を舞う。






................................................................................. Chiba 千葉県  

験から神主名になった人がいる。ある時2人の兄弟が京に行ったが、弟が行方知れずになった。その後大風が吹いて、杉の上で戻ってきたぞと言う弟の声が聞こえた。狗賓さまとなったこの男は今でも生きている。
. Chiba and its Tengu legends 千葉県と天狗伝説  .

Guhin Sama 狗賓さま
修験から神主名になった人がいる。ある時2人の兄弟が京に行ったが、弟が行方知れずになった。その後大風が吹いて、杉の上で戻ってきたぞと言う弟の声が聞こえた。狗賓さまとなったこの男は今でも生きている。




................................................................................. Fukushima 福島県  

金山町 Kaneyama

Guhin グヒン
昔、山小屋で寝ていると突風が吹いて木が倒れる音がした。翌朝見に行っても何も倒れていない。また石が飛んで来て岩などに当たるような音がする。また夜寝ていると小屋ごと持ち上げられることがある。天狗の悪口を言わないでいると元に戻る。



................................................................................. Gifu 岐阜県  

濃州 Noshu Gifu 岐阜県
関の太郎、狗賓の鼻息、元正狐、袋被せ、遣ろか水、ついたか見てくろ
. - Kaido Ancient Roads - Yokai and Yurei 街道の妖怪 - 幽霊 - .

Guhin 狗賓
山の木をきるとき、初めて斧を入れる際に餅を山の神に備え、祝ったあとそれを食う。これは天狗の意をやわらげるのであり、この狗賓餅をせずに小野を入れようとすると雷鳴とどろき風雨怒り山の中にいられなくなる。

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揖斐郡 Ibi district

Guhin and Hanataka Tengu 鼻高天狗
狗賓さんは鼻高天狗のことであり、赤い着物を着ている。ある人が朝、炭焼きのために山に行くと、木の根もとに狗賓さんの緒太下駄が脱いであった。晩に釜を止めるために行ってみると、狗賓さんが大きな声で笑ったという。

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Guhin San グヒンサン
グヒンサンは木を伐る音で人を化かす。見ても倒れていないことが多いが、倒れているときもある。雨降りのときはめったにやらず、曇りのときは太鼓を叩く。

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加茂郡 Kamo district

. The Tengu is also called 狗賓 Guhin / Kuhin .
He lives in the deep forest and produced balls of fire at night to frighten the villagers. ...

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高山市 Takayama

天狗と山神の狗賓 / 飛騨考古土俗学会





................................................................................. Hyogo 兵庫県  

美嚢郡 Mino district

Guhin San グヒンさん
狐に子供がさらわれたとき、居なくなった子供が使っている茶碗を木片で叩きながら皆で捜しに行く。ただし、グヒンさんに隠されたといって、狐のことはあまり言わない。





................................................................................. Iwate 岩手県

三戸郡 Sannohe district 一戸町 Ichinohe

Gubin Sama 狗賓さま
陸中の一戸にある家に現れる天狗を、家族は丁寧にもてなした。天狗が来るようになってから、風もないのに唐箕のように大きなものが立ち上がったり、棟が二つに割れるような音がした。また、鶏が何か入ってきた気配を感じて飛び退くようなこともあった。主人は狗賓さまが来たといって奥へ立った。





................................................................................. Kanagawa 神奈川県

狗賓の住処
. The Yama Tengu from Tsukui 山天狗 津久井, Kanagawa . . ***




................................................................................. Kagawa 香川県  

Guhin San ぐひんさん
金毘羅さんにはこんこう坊 Konko Bo という天狗(ぐひんさん)が住んでいる。親不孝な子供や悪いことをする者は、さらっていって八つ裂きにして木の股にかけておく。



................................................................................. Nagano 長野県  

. guhin, kuhin 狗賓 "dog guest" .
Guhinsama グヒンサマ Guhin Sama Tengu
Sometimes children get lost and do not come back home. People think they are kidnapped by a Tengu or Guhin. So the men from the village walk around to look for the child, calling out loud that the child has just eaten mackerels, 「鯖食った鯖食った」.


guhin, kuhin 狗賓 "dog guest"
Guhin can either be a Tengu in the guise of wood spirits or a Tengu with canine mouths.
Hence their name 天狗, lit. "dog from heaven".
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Guhin Sama グヒンサマ
神隠しに遭うことを天狗様にさらわれると言う。「鯖食った鯖食った」と唱えると、天狗は鯖が嫌いなのでその難を免れるという。天狗にさらわれて呪いを教えてもらった者がいた。天狗をグヒンサマとも言う。


mamono マモノ - Guhin Sama グヒンサマ
知らない山では北枕に寝ると、魔物が防げる。グヒンサマは尾根や川さきを通うので、そういう場所に小屋をかけてはいけない。グヒンの通う尾根のホツに家をたてると夜人声がしたり、うるさくて練られない。

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下伊那郡 Shimo-Ina district 高森町 Takamori

. Gubin sama 狗賓様 - 稚児石 Chigoishi stone .

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下伊那郡 Shimo-Ina district 遠山村 Toyamamura

Guhin and Tanuki 狸
岩焼に行ってランプをつけ、荷造りに使う木を割っていると、ウラジロの木を叩く音がし、屋根の上へ倒してよこした。狗賓様か狸の仕業という。また神放しのまじないがある。

Guhin Sama グヒン様
ホツ(小さい尾根)に小屋を建てて猪追いをしていると、人が騒ぐ声がしたりミシミシ小屋を揺すられる。グヒン様の仕業である。グヒン様が通る尾根に家を立てるものではないという。



................................................................................. Nara 奈良県

吉野郡 Yoshino district 天川村

Guin San グインサン / Guhin San グヒンサン
山の神の御神体を天狗様(グヒンサン)と言っている。おこんぜであると言う人もいるが、いずれにせよおこんぜは山の神と関係がある。



................................................................................. Niigata 新潟県  

Guhin and Tengu 天狗
塚山というところでは不思議なことが起こる。長脇差が上手くて名を売っていた者が若い盛りの頃、姿も形も見えぬ何者かに放り投げられた。100年ばかり前、剣術を自慢して威張っていた者は、通り掛った時に、急に全身が動かなくなった。

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南蒲原郡 Minami-Kanbara district

Guhin and Tengu 天狗
10年ほど前から、爺さんのもとにゴヒン(天狗)が現れ、いろいろと不思議なことをするようになった。物日には灯明を上げ、もちや赤飯を供えている。爺さんが言うには、何か心配事があるとゴヒンが相談相手になってくれるのだという。




................................................................................. Okayama 岡山県  

. 岡山県のミサキ伝説 Misaki Legends from Okayama .

guhin sama グヒン様 Guhin Tengu
In the compound of the Kawabata family is a special Misaki for daily venerations.
Once year there is also a ritual for the Guhin Tengu, who is living in the 天狗岩 Tengu boulder.
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Guhin グヒン
星山の頂上にはグヒン(天狗)が祀ってあり、生臭物を食べたり、不浄のものが近づくと投げ落とされるという。

Guhin 狗嬪
延光寺峠は魔道と呼ばれ、魔物の通り道とされる。延命寺峠は狗嬪の通り道ともいう。

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真庭郡 Maniwa district 久世町 Kuse

Guhin Sama グヒン様
ミサキを屋敷内にまつる川端家では、毎年グヒン様(天狗)のためにごへいを切る。天狗岩は天狗のいた所だという。

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真庭郡 Maniwa 湯原町 Yubara

Guhin 狗嬪
櫃ヶ山は大山の狗嬪の住む山といい、日露戦争のときに兵隊よけや武運長久の願を聞き届けるといった。女が上ると罰があたる。昔この村に一人の旅人が来て、笠を置いてある場所だけでよいから一晩泊めてくれと言った。それくらいならと許すと、笠は見る見る大きくなって櫃ヶ山をすっぽり包んだ。この旅人が大山から来た天狗で、それ以来不浄のものはこの山に入れなくなったという。
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神は異なっても共通の信仰内容を持つ。信仰の篤い山でも神社はなく、この山は大山の狗嫁(天狗の女房)が住む山とも信じられている。




................................................................................. Osaka 大阪府  

Gubin San ぐびんさん / Guhin San ぐひんさん
慶応の御蔭騒動の際、行方不明となっていたある店の丁稚が、伊勢神宮の御札を背負って奔走しているのが目撃された。多分ぐびんさんに山へ連れて行かれて使奴となったのだろうと噂された。







................................................................................. Yamaguchi 山口県  

Guhin kaze グヒン風 Guhin Storm
テング岩、グヒン岩と呼ばれる岩もある。グヒン松やグヒン岩のそばではグヒン風が吹くという。



Guhin matsu グヒン松 Guhin Pine
テング松、グヒン松と呼ばれる、笠のような松がある。この松の木を取って使うと、頭が痛んだり家がつぶれたりする。
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枝ぶりの変わった大樹には山の神が降りたり、天狗が休む神木なので伐らない。ぐひん松という。伐ると祟りがあるという人もいる。変事があった場所を山の神の祭場にすることがよくある。



................................................................................. Yamanashi 山梨県  

Guhin Sama グヒン様
山で炭を焼いていると沢から魚釣りが来て声をかけた。鴉が廻りをぐるぐる飛んでいた。姿を確認しようと顔を上げたら消えていたのでちかくの人かと思ったが用事で出かけていた。天狗の仕業だという。



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