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2018-02-14

Tengu sennin immortal legends

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sennin 天狗と仙人伝説 Legends about Tengu and Immortals

. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .
- Introduction -

. sennin 仙人と伝説 Legends about Immortals .




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- What is the difference between a Tengu and a Sennin?
Tengu are part of the Buddhist realm and Sennin belong to the realm of Chinses Daoism.
shinsen 神仙 Sennin of the Shinto tradition

天狗と仙人の違いはなんですか?
天狗は仏教の卷属で山伏の修行、信仰を助ける存在です。渡来の西洋人の説があります。
仙人は道教上の存在で不老不死を獲得しており、修行者を助けます。
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天狗は山伏とか阿闍梨とかの霊です。
仙人は道教の行者の霊です。
どちらも正しく真理の中に生きることをせず呪術に明け暮れた結果、
死後に霊界や神界に入ることができず天狗界(仙人界)に行かざるを得なくなった霊ですね。
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天狗は山に住む強姦魔。仙人は山で玄米菜食超小食で長生きしてる人です
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Some tales can be found in a collection of Toyota Toki とよた時
天狗・仙人妖怪ばなし Tales about Tengu, Sennin and Yokai Monsters
- reference source : とよた時 -

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In China all kinds of Sennin are worshipped. In Japan all kinds of Tengu are worshipped.
The Sennin of Tang China are almost like Tengu. The wings of Tengu are probably from the imagination of painters.

Many Sennin in the meaning of "mountain hermit" are found in Japan, like 役小角 En no Ozuno En-no-Gyôja 役行者 - 勝陽 - 久米 Kume
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. Torakichi 虎吉 sennin no moji 仙人の文字 letters of Torakichi .



............................................................................... Ehime 愛媛県
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喜多郡 Kita district 内子町

Tengu
天狗は深山に住み、山で修行をした仙人のようなものである。悪い人間が深山に入ると投げ飛ばされる。不浄を嫌い、汚れのある人間を転ばせる。

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越智郡 Ochi district 小田町

Tengu
深山に住む天狗は仙人のようなものであり、悪い性質を持った人間が深山に入ってくると投げ飛ばしてしまうという。また不浄をきらい、汚れのある人間を転ばせる。





............................................................................... Iwate 岩手県
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氣仙郡 Kesen district 唐丹村

. O-Shirasama, oshirasama おしらさま、オシラサマ "White Deity" .
legends of 飛行というと天狗 a flying Tengu or the sennin 仙人 Immortals helping humans.




............................................................................... Tokushima 徳島県
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板野郡 Itano district

. toita sennin 戸板仙人 Sennin of the Wooden Door .
atthe back of 大麻比古神社 Oasahiko Shrine there lived a Tengu.




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

The sennin 仙人 Immortal from 金が岳 Mount Kanagatake (1,764 m) named 新左衛門 Shinzaemon
and the Tengu from 茅ヶ岳 Mount Kayagatake (1,703 m) named 江草孫右衛門 Magoemon from Egusa were on bad terms.
The Immortal jumped into the sky, made a strong wind and called the clouds. He could also take any human shape he liked. He was almost a Yokai monster Immortal.
The Immortal sometimes shape-shifted into a ball of fire to show the Tengu that he was still a novice in the field.


source : toki.moo.jp/merumaga/reizan...

茅ヶ岳の天狗伝説 The Tengu legend from Mount Kayagatake.

Magoemon is a human who trained to become a Tengu, others say he is the Immortal from Mount Kayagatake.
Once he climbed the mountain to do some work, and when he came back to his home, three family generations had passed and nobody remembered him.
He was so sad, he went back to the mountain and practised 神通力 to gain divine powers.
He lived around 1520 during the times of Takeda Nobutora, the father of Takeda Shingen, in the village of Egusa.
He sometimes appeared when farmers were working in the forest and helped them cut trees. He even ate the food they shared with him.
When they gave him a leaf of tobacco, he put it on his palm and then ate it.
Time passed on in the village of Egusa. Now it is around 1715.
The woodworkers saw a huge human like a monster stand on the rocks. The beard was upside down and covered his face with white hair. His huge eyes rolled around. The villagers fled in great fear. Then there was a strong wind and black clouds showed in the sky . . . all because the villagers had disturbed Magoemon in his mountain retreat.

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西八代郡 Nishi-Yatsushiro district 市川三郷町 Ichikawamisato

takara no oogi 宝の扇 magic hand fan
昔、悪太郎と言う腕白な子供が悪戯をやめるかわりに、仙人から鼻を自在に伸び縮みできる宝の扇をもらった。その扇で天狗と荒神の戦いを助け、自在に空を飛べる宝扇をもらった。その後前者の扇はある侍の手に渡り、外国から日本を攻め取ろうという敵がきたときに、敵の鼻を伸ばして切りつけたという。扇は軍神として祭られ、日本一の神様になっているという。


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

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. sennin 仙人と伝説 Legends about Immortals .

. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .

. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List.


. Legends about Kobo Daishi Kukai - 弘法大師 空海 - 伝説 .

. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .

- Yookai 妖怪 Yokai Monsters of Japan -

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2018-02-10

Tengu hinotama fire ball legends

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Hinotama 天狗と火の玉伝説 Legends about Tengu and fire balls

. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .
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. hinotama, hi no tama 火の玉と伝説 Legends about fire balls .




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............................................................................... Aichi 愛知県
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知多郡 Chita district 南知多町 Minami-Chita

. isotengu 磯天狗 "Seashore Tengu", a Sea Yokai monster.
at 鳶ヶ崎 Tobigasaki




............................................................................... Ehime 愛媛県
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松山市 Matsuyama

. Tengu at 三津浜 Mitsuhama .





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




............................................................................... Gunma 群馬県

. kawa tengu, kawatengu 川天狗 "river Tengu".
Most Great Tengu 大天狗 live alone in a region, only allowing some Karasu Tengu to be their followers.
Sometimes they produce the 天狗火 "Tengu fire" , hi no tama 火の玉 ball of fire; to show the borders and protect their territory.
This is done by kawa tengu 川天狗 "river Tengu".


天狗の川狩 Tengu fishing at a river
葛飾北斎 Katsushika Hokusai




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

. kawa tengu, kawatengu 川天狗 "river Tengu".
- Kawatengoo 川天狗(かわてんごう) Kawatengo, Kawa Tengo
- 仁助兄弟 The Nisuke brothers at Misawamure village 三沢村三井の霧ヶ瀬
- 内郷村 Uchigomura
- 津久井郡 Tsukui district 城山町 Shiroyama




............................................................................... Mie 三重県
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員弁郡 Inabe district 梅戸井村 Umedoi

. kawa tengu, kawatengu 川天狗 "river Tengu".




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

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那賀郡 Naka district 相生町 Aioi

A man went to the forest with his father to do some work. After a while they took a break. Suddenly a white ball of fire came floating past, with a white tail at the end. Then they heard the sound of a terrible mountain slide, as if someone had felled a huge tree. They hurried home in great fear.
His father told him that they had been on special land where the Shiba Tengu lived and he does not like to be disturbed.

. shiba tengu 柴天狗 Shiba Tengu, Shibatengu .





............................................................................... Tokyo 東京都

. kawa tengu, kawatengu 川天狗 "river Tengu".





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

The sennin 仙人 Immortal from 金が岳 Mount Kanagatake (1,764 m) named 新左衛門 Shinzaemon
and the Tengu from 茅ヶ岳 Mount Kayagatake (1,703 m) named 江草孫右衛門 Magoemon from Egusa were on bad terms.
The Immortal jumped into the sky, made a strong wind and called the clouds. He could also take any human shape he liked. He was almost a Yokai monster Immortal.
The Immortal sometimes shape-shifted into a ball of fire to show the Tengu that he was still a novice in the field.


source : toki.moo.jp/merumaga/reizan...

茅ヶ岳の天狗伝説 The Tengu legend from Mount Kayagatake.

Magoemon is a human who trained to become a Tengu, others say he is the Immortal from Mount Kayagatake.
Once he climbed the mountain to do some work, and when he came back to his home, three family generations had passed and nobody remembered him.
He was so sad, he went back to the mountain and practised 神通力 to gain divine powers.
He lived around 1520 during the times of Takeda Nobutora, the father of Takeda Shingen, in the village of Egusa.
He sometimes appeared when farmers were working in the forest and helped them cut trees. He even ate the food they shared with him.
When they gave him a leaf of tobacco, he put it on his palm and then ate it.
Time passed on in the village of Egusa. Now it is around 1715.
The woodworkers saw a huge human like a monster stand on the rocks. The beard was upside down and covered his face with white hair. His huge eyes rolled around. The villagers fled in great fear. Then there was a strong wind and black clouds showed in the sky . . . all because the villagers had disturbed Magoemon in his mountain retreat.

. sennin 仙人と伝説 Legends about Immortals .


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Mt. Kayagatake is well known for being the place where Kyuya Fukada, writer and mountaineer who published the One hundred top mountains of Japan, passed away.
It is also part of the one hundred top mountains of Yamanashi.
Due to its similar appearance to the nearby Mt. Yatsugatake, it is sometimes known as “Nise Yatsu” (Phony Yatsu). From the summit, the Southern Alps, Mt. Yatsugatake, Mt. Fuji and more can be seen. There are also many places to view the cherry trees and the red leaves during their respective seasons.
During spring season you will find the cherry blossom tunnel known as “Senbonzakura Park” near the trailhead to the mountain, along with a viewing platform from where you can enjoy the sight of mountains such as Mt. Fuji. Then, in autumn you can also come appreciate the beauty of the red leaves. Furthermore, you will also find the Sunflower field of Akeno near the trailhead leading to the mountain path, a spot where about 600,000 sunflowers bloom fully during summer season! Please don’t miss out the opportunity to come see and enjoy the mountain climbing and magnificent nature of Kayagatake!
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茅ヶ岳 and 金ヶ岳

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

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. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .

. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List.


. Legends about Kobo Daishi Kukai - 弘法大師 空海 - 伝説 .

. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .

- Yookai 妖怪 Yokai Monsters of Japan -

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2018-01-14

Tengu matsu pine legends

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Tengu to matsu 天狗と松 Legends about the Tengu pine

. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .
- Introduction -



source : choichi.cocolog-nifty.com/blog...
Tengu-Matsu at 牛伏山 Ushibuseyama, Gunma

Tengumatsu, Tengu matsu 天狗松
Tengu no matsu 天狗の松
Tengu no koshikake matsu 天狗の腰掛松
Tengu no yasumiki 天狗の休み木 a tree where the Tengu take a rest
Tengu no tomarigi テングノトマリギ(天狗のとまり木)a tree where Tengu take a rest

. matsu 松 pine tree - introduction .
There are various types of PINE in Japan.



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. shinboku 神木, shinju 神樹 sacred tree, divine tree

There are a few legends about sacred trees where the Tengu sits and takes a rest -
Tengu no matsu 天狗の松, Tengu no koshikake matsu 天狗の腰掛松 .
People protect these trees and dear not cut them down for fear of bad luck and misfortune.
For example in Chichibu town, Higashi-Chichibu, Ogano, ...

Tengu no tomarigi テングノトマリギ(天狗のとまり木)a tree where Tengu take a rest
Their legends are handed down in the villages. If someone tries to cut a tree town, he will be flipped in the air or falls under the tree.
At night such a tree sometimes makes a loud, painful sound, or falls down all by itself
天狗の倒し木 - tree cut down by a Tengu,
If villagers check in the morning, sometimes there is nothing special to be seen.

In Yamanashi sacred trees are used by the Yamanokami 山の神 Deity of the Mountain or a Tengu.


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............................................................................... Aichi 愛知県 

. Tengu matsu 天狗松 Pine from Aichi .




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

. 天狗の腰かけ松 Pine of the Tengu .



............................................................................... Ehime 愛媛県 

. Tengu no matsu from Imabara 今治市 .



............................................................................... Miyazaki 宮崎県 


. Tengu matsu 天狗松 Pine from Miyazaki .




............................................................................... Saitama 埼玉県  

秩父 Chichibu

. Tengu no matsu 天狗の松 Tengu pine .


Tengu no yasumi no ki 天狗の休み木 A tree where the Tengu takes a rest
Along the pass 烏首峠 Torikubi Toge, which connects 名栗 Naguri with 浦山 Urayama in Chichibu there is 大楓 a huge maple tree where the Tengu takes a rest.
When the forest workers cut it down, there begun a lot of accidents to happen, a wood cutter fell ill and eventually even the man who bought the lumber was hit with bad luck.


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- reference : nichibun yokai database 妖怪データベース -
天狗の腰掛松 - 2 legends
天狗の松 - 9 legends
天狗松 - 33 legends
天狗 松 - 100 legends

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. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .

. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List.


. Legends about Kobo Daishi Kukai - 弘法大師 空海 - 伝説 .

. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .

- Yookai 妖怪 Yokai Monsters of Japan -

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2017-10-19

Tengu Legends 06 Ehime

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Tengu 天狗と伝説 - 愛媛県 Legends about Tengu in Ehime

. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .
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Tengu mask from Dogo Onsen Hot Spring, Matsuyama


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. Tengu no matsu 天狗の松 "Tengu Pine" - Legends Introduction .

If someone tries to cut a tree town, he will be flipped in the air or falls under the tree.
At night such a tree sometimes makes a loud, painful sound, or falls down all by itself
天狗の倒し木 tree cut down by a Tengu.
If villagers check in the morning, sometimes there is nothing special to be seen.

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. ashi nashi tengu 足なし天狗 Tengu without feet .
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Tengu 天狗 at Mount Ishizuchisan 石槌山
Tengu as kaze no kamisama 風の神様 God of the Wind.


. shinka 神火と伝説 Legends about "divine fire" .
and the Tengu from 篠山 Mount Sasayama.




............................................................................... Imabara 今治市
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大三島町 Omishima

Once upon a time, all the fields were shared for use and every 25 years re-distributed (narashi ナラシ). A man who did not like his field being shared asked for a new NARASHI distribution.
The local Tengu did not like this, took this man and threw him on a boulder, the Yokomakura no Iwa 横枕の岩.

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Tengu-iwa 天狗岩 Tengu Iwa Rock
Once a man who was hunting for mushrooms in the mountain forest, saw a woman sitting on a boulder cooling off. Suddenly a Tengu appeared and threw her down into the valley. She lost all her hair and became a nun. The rock is since called Tengu Iwa.
The Tengu seems to sit on a special pine tree to observe this rock. This pine tree was not very high and grew almost only vertically.

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At the border between 宮浦 Miyaura and 里浦 Satoura there is a Tengu no matsu 天狗の松 Tengu Pine.
In former times a Tengu used to live there and deceived people. Sometimes a golden Sake cup was seen rolling at the roots of the tree.
The village elder was once deceived and made to walk around all night along the river.

. Tengu to matsu 天狗と松 Legends about the Tengu pine .




............................................................................... Iyo 予市
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中山町 Nakayama

A retainer of 松山城主蒲生家 the Gamo clan of the lord of Matsuyama castle named 松本忠四郎 Matsumoto Chushiro went up to mount 久万山 Mount Kumayama and blew his flute for the Tengu to enjoy. As a reward he got a letter box which he should never open.
But the curious lord opened it anyway. He found a sheet of paper with the note
"The Gamo clan will be extinguished!"
And thus it happened.

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砥部町 Tobe

Tengu no asobiba 天狗の遊び場 place where the Tengu plays
Usually a pine tree which does not grow any more.
Once a man cut down such an old tree, but the Tengu got very angry and the whole family of the man suffered great misfortune.
Sometimes people can plant another pine tree (お断りの杉) to appease the anger of a Tengu.

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Chiyoko to kizamareta iwa チヨコと刻まれた岩 rock with the inscription "Chiyoko"
Tengudani 天狗谷 the Tengu valley

The other side of the Tengudany 天狗谷 Tengu Valley has a steep cliff and a rock where 虚空蔵菩薩 Kokuzo Bosatsu is venerated. It has the inscription CHIYOKO.
Legend tells of the woman who made a wish to the this Bosatsu and carved her name into the cliff. She climbed up the steep cliff, with a baby strapped to her back. When the child called Chiyoko begun to cry, the two of them fell down to their death into the Tengu valley, while the mother kept shouting the name of her baby
Chiyoko, Chiyoko, Chiyoko.


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- - - - - 天狗谷遺跡 Tengudani iseki ruins

Tengudani Sue, Kakamigahara, Gifu 岐阜県各務原市須衛町
- - - With remains of Sue pottery 須恵器の窯跡
1 kiln from the Heian period 平安時代後期の灰釉陶器窯跡
7 kilns from the Nara period 奈良時代にかけての須恵器窯跡
There are also two Kofun mounds 古墳時代終末の古墳


- - - - - Ruins of the 天狗谷窯跡 Tengudani Kiln in Saga
The Tengudani Kiln is said to be one of Japan's first kilns where porcelain was fired.

This kiln was used during the early stage of Arita’s porcelain production.
There is a close connection between this kiln and the father of Arita porcelain 李参平 Ri Sanpei. According to the chronicles of his descendants, the Kanagae family, “after having discovered a kaolin deposit at 泉山 Mt. Izumiyama, he constructed the first kiln at 白川天狗谷 Shirakawa Tengudani, for it was easy to access both water and fire wood, and as he taught painting and workmanship techniques to his disciples, the art of porcelain making gradually became a thriving business”. The kiln is a climbing kiln constructed on a mountain slope. It is said to be between 3m and 8m in width and more than 50m in length.


Shirakawa, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura-gun, Saga
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Ehime 宇和町 Uwa cho

At 大判山 Mount Obanzan there lives a Tengu.
People are not allowed to go to the mountain on the first, 15th and 28 of each month.
Mount Obanzan is 795 m high.



............................................................................... Kami-Ukena district 上浮穴郡
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久万高原町 Kuma Kogen, Kumakogen, Kuma Highland

. shibatengu, shiba tengu 柴天狗 / シバテン Shiba Tengu. Shibaten .
Almost like a Kappa 河童 Yokai monster.

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There is a rock named nusutto ishi 盗っ人石 (盗人石 / 盗人岩) "thief's rock".
Once a thief stole the money offerings from the shrine at 石鎚山 Mount Ishizuchisan. But he was caught by the Tengu from the mountain, who threw him high in the sky. The stone is where the thief landed.

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Once a saotome 早乙女 rice-planting maiden was singing a song, bending toward the direction of 久保田の天狗嶽 Mount Tengudake at Kubota.
The Tengu came close and wanted to imitate the song, but could not sing as beautiful as the maiden.
The Tengu got angry and since then during the rice-planting season it always rains.




. Tengu 石槌山法起坊 - Ishizuchizan Hoki-Bo .
and Tengu-dake 天狗岳 Mount Tengudake 1982m




............................................................................... Kita district 喜多郡
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内子町 Uchiko

The Tengu who live in the deep mountains are almost like sennin 仙人 immortals.
If a wicked or defiled person comes to the mountain, they swing him around and throw him out.




............................................................................... Matsuyama 松山市

hi no tama 火の玉 ball of fire
At 三津浜 Mitsuhama on the Inland Sea there is a lonely place where many subtropical trees and plants grow below a steep cliff.
In this thicket there lived a Tengu who sometimes came out to do some mischief. Once on a spring night the fishermen had a great catch, but then suddenly there came hi no tama 火の玉 a ball of fire and all the fish in their baskets suddenly disappeared. When they realized their loss, they looked up and saw the ball of fire swirling around the top of the cliff.

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onryoo 怨霊 vengeful spirit
from the temple
. Miyukiji 御幸寺 Miyuki-Ji .
A temple where the Tengu live !

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tokobashira 床柱 alcove post
Once a man went 奥道後 deep in the forest of Dogo and cut a tree to make an alcove post for his home.
But the man developed a high fever and died shortly after.
A diviner told the family that this was a divine tree and the man had been thrown around by a Tengu as punishment.




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愛南町 Ainan

At the 老樟 old camphor tree of the 蕨岡 Warabioka family there was a divine light for seven days and seven nights. They called it 熊の権現の神火 the divine light of Kumano Gongen and venerated it at
Mount 篠山 Sasayama (1065 m ).
Years later the Tengu who lived at Sasayama came to live in this tree and played his tricks on the members of the family. So one day the head of the home shot at him and the Tengu lost one of his wings. To get it back he had to promise never to play tricks around here any more and to protect the family from theft and misfortune. And to this day, the Tengu protects the Warabioka family.
The home was later even called 戸たてず庄屋 "Home with no doors", because no thief would dare to come here.




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伯方町 Hakata village

There are various places where Tengu have been seen:
Tengu matsu 天狗松 Tengu pine
Tengu zashiki 天狗座敷 Tengu living room,
. Tengu no miya 天狗の宮 Palace of the Tengu .


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小田町 Oda

The Tengu who live in the deep mountains are almost like sennin 仙人 immortals.
If a wicked or defiled person comes to the mountain, they swing him around and throw him out.




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重信町 Shigenobu

There is a Tengu-iwa 天狗岩 Tengu boulderk in the village.

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To built a hut in the mountains, a villager added some stones for a base. He spent the night there.
That night the roof begun to shake, and also the next night.
Well, one stone he had taken was by the Tengu to take a rest, so probably the Tengu had come to scare him and sit on the roof.





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丹原 Tanbara  

. Karasu Tengu 烏天狗 at Ishizuchisan 石槌山 .

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. Kooryuuji 興隆寺 Koryu-Ji .
愛媛県周桑郡丹原町古田

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Once a priest who liked the ladies very much went missing.
He was eventually found, almost bones only, hanging is a large cherry tree down in the river valley.
Since that event a light could be seen above the cherry tree, said to be the Tengu who had taken care and punished the sensual priest.


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. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List .


. Legends about Kobo Daishi Kukai - 弘法大師 空海 - 伝説 .

. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .

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Tengu kamikakushi legends

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Tengu no kamikakushi, kami-kakushi 天狗と神かくし / カミカクシ
Legends about Tengu and mysterious disappearances
"being spirited away"


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北設楽郡 Kitashitara - 本郷町 Hongo

. kamikakushi 神かくし mysterious disappearance .

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25 カミカクシ 天狗 to explore (01)
113 カミカクシ (00)

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Tengu 天狗と伝説 - 秋田県 Legends about Tengu in Akita

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gongen 権現 - Tengu 天狗

In the year 1826, farmers were looking for edible mountain plants at 大股沢 Omatazawa along the 奥羽山脈 Ou mountain range.
One of them had the feeling of being lifted up into the sky and indeed went up. The others searched for her and found her about 8 km further on the peak of 真昼岳 Mount Mahiru, where she was asleep. She did not remember a thing of her Tengu ride.



............................................................................... 平鹿郡 Hiraka district
Hiraka - 山内村 Sannai

numa no nushi 沼の主 Lord of the Swamp
The Lord of 仙台の赤沼 the Red Swamp from Sendai had asked 天狗の玉 the King of the Tengu to take her beautiful elder sister and throw her over her back into 福万の黒沼 the Black Swamp of Fukuman.
Other versions talk about a letter to be transferred by the Tengu, or by a traveller who became quite rich after that. Or he found a gold mine nearby?!
The Lord of the Black Swamp was 女神 a female deity.



This "Black Swamp" appeared after a large earthquake in 827. It is 12 m deep. It never dries out, not even in a drought. At the Shrine 黒沼神社 Kuronuma Jinja a dragon deity is venerated.
During the construction of the 大松川ダム Daimatsukawa Dam there was a small hamlet deep in the valley called 福万 Fukuman, an auspicious name for good luck.
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There are many stones which the Tengu use to play. If humans move these stones, there will be rain.






............................................................................... 北秋田郡 Kitaakita district, Kita-Akita

阿仁町 Ani, village of bear hunters - 天狗岳 Mount Tengudake
When the hunters enter Mount Tengudake, they can hear the Tengu play drums.



Tengu-dake (985 m), in the Shirakami-sanchi 白神山地 Shirakami mountain range.





............................................................................... 大館町 Odate

At 長嶺村 Nagamine village there is a famous Bugaku dance, uhenmai 烏遍舞 Uhen-mai .
It refers to the venarable Danburi Chōja ダンブリ長者 Danburi Elder, who opened the road between
小豆沢 Azusawa and 湯瀬 Yuze.
To build the bridge, he invited a Tengu to help.



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Dainichido Bugaku (Japanese: 大日堂舞楽, literally: Important Day Dance)
is a yearly set of nine sacred ritual dances and music, named for the imperial palace ensemble performances, "bugaku", and from the palace's ensemble's visit to Hachimantai, Kazuno District, Akita Prefecture, during the reconstruction of the local shrine pavilion, "Dainichido", in the early eighth century, and their teaching of dances to the locals.
Instruments include the flute and taiko drums. The order and number of dances has changed over time, with the current order of seven dances being the Gongen-mai, Koma-mai, Uhen-mai, Tori-mai, Godaison-mai, Kōshō-mai, and Dengaku-mai dances. Masks include representations of shishi lions and Vairocana.
The dances have a 1300-year history (Nara period),
and though interrupted for nearly sixty years in the late eighteenth century, the dances, some of which may include children or masks, are still practiced on January second from sunrise to noon in shrines throughout communities in Osato, Azukisawa, Nagamine, and Taniuchi, including Hachimantai.



Yamaji Kōzō dates Dainichido Bugaku as arising during and after the Nara (CE 710 to 794) and mid-Heian periods (CE 794 to 1185), after state support of Shinto temple complexes (originally ordered by Emperor Shōmu (CE 701 – 756)) began to decline and court and temple performers took residence in local communities, which then preserved genres such as Dainichido Bugaku as folk arts.
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Senboku - 角館町 Kakunodate

tobi shinchiko 飛びシンチコ the "Flying Shinchiko" penis
A lazy sloth had deceived a Tengu and got a kakure-mino 隠れ蓑 the magic cloak from him, which makes him invisible.
He used his invisible status to perform all kinds of bad deeds. So his mother (other versions say his wife) burned the cloak. But even the ashes had the same effect.

He spread the ashes all over his body, but forgot to put it on his shinchiko シンチコ (local dialect for penis). That is why he was called 飛びシンチコ the "Flying Shinchiko".
This story is told at 角館總鎭守 神明社 the Shrine Shinmei-Sha.

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akatendori, aka tendori 赤テンドリ red Tendori Yokai monster
If a child cries, villagers at the foot of 愛宕山 Mount Atagoyama try to make it stop by saying:
赤テンドリが飛んで来る The red Tendori is coming to fly here!
or
天狗の太鼓が聞える Tengu will beat his drum !
akatendori o tobasu 赤テンドリを飛す To make the Aka Tendori fly away,
is said when farmers make a fire in their irori 囲炉裏 open hearth in the home to boil water or cook.




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Senboku - 西仙北町 Nishisenboku

juuroku tengu 十六天狗 Tengu on day 16
tengumochi 天狗餅 Tengu mochi rice cakes

On the 16th day of the third, ninth and 10th lunar month people make special mochi rice cakes and offer them to Tengu Sama.
(This is the day after the full moon night.)
The Mochi are fixed to the pole outside the house before anybody has left in the morning. They will protect the people from getting ill.
These Mochi may not be carried over a bridge.
These Mochi are also called fukidori mochi フキドリ餅.




............................................................................... 横手市 Yokote

A man got a kakure-mino 隠れ蓑 the magic invisible cloak and performed all kinds of bad deeds. But when his cload burned down, he was soon found out.


. Tengu no Kakuremino 天狗の隠れみの The Tengu's Magic Cloak - Tales .

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- reference : nichibun yokai database 妖怪データベース -
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tengumochi 天狗餅 Tengu mochi rice cakes



Fukumochi Tengumochi 福餅 天狗餅 Mochi for Good Luck, Mochi for Tengu

. mochi 餅 rice cakes .
Making special MOCHI is an important ritual for many festivals.

Sometimes the Tengu himself has to pound the rice for Mochi.


source : bankun.jp/staff_blog/fukuoujinja...

天狗の福もちつき Tengu pounding Fukumochi
at the Autumn shrine festival of
. Fukuo Jinja 福王神社 Fukuo Shrine, Mie .


tengu no chikaramochi 天狗の力餅 Tengu Mochi to become strong


from 錦花堂 Kinkado - Wakayama, 紀伊由良駅, Kii Yura station



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Tengu Legends 02 Aichi

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Folk Legends of Japan - By Richard M. Dorson
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1 The Stone of the Tengu's Heel
Near the top of Mt. Shira at Inaba, Asahi-mura, Higashi Kasugai-gun, three is an old stone about three feet in diameter. It is called "Tengu no Kakato Iwa", the Stone of the Tengu's Heel.
On the surface of the stone there is a hollow in the shape of a heel of a big foot facing east. It is said that the Tengu who lived in this mountain in ancient days, intending to go one night to Mount Sarunage on an errand, stepped on this stone and jumped a big jump eastward, leaving his footprint on the stone. People say there is a Tengu still living on Mount Shira and that the Tengu's Fire is sometimes seen on dark, rainy nights.

2 The Tengu's Fire
There is a big pine tree at the Kita Kakai in Yamatomura, Nakajima-gun. It is said that Yamato Tekeru no Mikoto once put his sedge hat on this tree. The villagers often see a strange fire moving between this tree and the old cedar tree at Kumano Shrine in Kita Takai. This is said to be caused by the Tengu who has his residence on the tops of these two trees and comes and goes between them.

3 The Tengu's Pine
There was a big pine tree in the precincts of Shinmei Shrine at Kanesato, Tomita-mura. A Tengu lived there since ancient times. When he was in good humor, his laughter was heard throughout the village and the village was left in peace. But when he was offended, he did violence and frightened the villagers.
This tree fell down in a severe storm in 1921.


Tengu no Kakato Iwa 天狗のかかと岩

本地ヶ原の「今と昔」 Honjigahara
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sugi 杉 cedar tree
On the mountain pass there is a huge 杉 cedar tree. From its prances once dangled the cut-off arm of a human.
Two travelers passing by saw this and run away in great fear.
This must have been the mischief of a Tengu, for sure.



dani ダニ tick
If the Tengu takes a pee on old 草履 Zori straw sandals, ticks will come out of it.
Once a mountain forest worker sat down on a pair of old straw sandals. All of a sudden he fell asleep. When he woke up, his body was covered with ticks.

. waraji - zoori 草鞋- 履 と伝説 Legends about straw sandals .


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- - iso tengu, isotengu 磯天狗 Isotengu, Iso-Tengu, "Seashore Tengu", a Sea Yokai monster - -
Known in Aichi, 佐久島Sakushima, Wakayama 和歌山県須賀利 and Mie 三重県北牟婁郡.


source : wikiwiki.jp/heian...

It carries the name of TENGU, but is not a Tengu, rather a kind of 河童 Kappa.
It likes to make fire and if it finds a living creature, it burns it down. It does not like creatures living in water, since it can not set fire on them. Still it lights a fire at the seashore (iso) to try at least.

In the town of 半田市 Handa in former times fishermen saw a strange 白煙 white smoke whirling up on the sea and becoming bigger and bigger. It looked like a tornado and came with strong wind gusts. People who saw it called it the deed of Iso-Tengu.
Once a courages wild man ventured out to get rid of this Iso-Tengu. He climbed up to a mountain where the was Iso-Tengu residing and indeed, saw a white smoke like a tornado fly around. In no time the man was wrapped up in the smoke and drawn far out on the sea.


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知多郡 Chita district
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知多郡 - 美浜町Mihama

tengu sama no isami 天狗様のいさみ
On a quiet night without wind Tengu no Isami can be heard.
It comes from the topo of the Pine of 氏神の松 Ujigami no matsu and 山の神の松 Yamanokami no matsu and sounds like the nice melody of a flute.
It has been heard by a lot of people, but they all have run back to there home very fast.

and related
龍宮様の太鼓 The Drum from the Dragon Palace
Sometimes on a summer day, the sound of a drum is heard at the beach, like coming from the bottom of the sea and moving from North to South.
This is the "Drum from the Dragon Palace".

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知多郡 - 南知多町 Minami-Chita

If fishermen leave some fish below a tree on the seashore, 磯天狗 Iso-Tengu comes to burn them.
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Once a fishermen went fishing at 鳶ヶ崎 Tobigasaki on a night when it looked like rain would come soon. He caught amazingly many fish and the boat became quite heavy. Suddenly all became quite light and he looked up at the sky in amazement. From the sea there came some hi no tama 火の玉 white balls of fire flying toward him.
This must be 磯天狗 Iso-Tengu, he thought, put his straw sandals on his head and began to recite the Amida prayer. The balls of fire flew away the South. But all the fish had disappeared from the boat.



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幡豆郡 Hazu district 一色町 Isshiki

iso tengu 磯天狗 Iso-Tengu
If the fishermen find their catch gone, they say it was the bad deed of Iso-Tengu.

Once a person was abducted by a Tengu and taken to 金毘羅様 Mount Kompirasan in Shikoku and even to 江戸 Edo in no time.



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宝飯郡 Hoi district 音羽町 Otowa

hana tengu 鼻天狗 "Nose-Tengu"
Once Hana-Tengu played with the children and changed his size as they asked him to do.
First he became the size of 子供 a child, then of ねずみ a mouse, than of とり a bird, then of 米粒 a rice corn, then of けし粒 a poppy seed . . .
and you guess, finally the children stepped on the seed and crushed it.




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東加茂郡 Higashi-Kamo district 下山町 Shimoyama

The local Tengu likes to make merry. Sometimes he sits on the high 松の木 pine tree and plays the drum.

Once a lumberjack was walking in the mountains and stopped by a Tengu.
He was asked to put his Zori straw sandals on his head and then someone peed on the sandals.




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Kitashitara 北設楽郡 Kita-Shitara district



This is a district full of Tengu legends. Even plants are influenced by him.


Tengu nasu eggplants 天狗茄子

Sometimes people are assaulted by a Tengu. They are then usually told to put their Zori sandals on their head.


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Kosaku and the Tengu
In Aichi Prefecture there lived a man in the Kitashitara district called Kousaku. Kousaku loved dancing and in particular the festival of Hana-matsuri. This festival is held at the end of December and the beginning of January each year. People preyed for good crops in the coming year and spent the nights dancing round bonfires.
On day, after the festival was over,
Kousaku was cutting grass on a hillside when he heard the sound of wooden flutes. He realized that these must be the instruments of the mountain Tengu. He tried his best not to dance, fearfull of becoming enchanted. But finally the music took hold of him and he began to dance.
He didn’t know how long he had danced for when a Tengu appeared behind him.
“Come dance with us”
said the birdman and flun what looked like a rope up the mountainside. A passageway appeared in the mountain and the Tengu led Kousaku through it. Inside the hill were many more Tengu and Kousaku danced with them to the sound of their flutes. The Tengu were delighted with his performance and rewarded him with rice cakes and tobacco.
One tengu tested Kousaku’s bravery by taking him to a cliff and threatening to throw him down. When Kousaku showed no fear the birdman was impressed.
On their way back to the village,
at a place called Imadate Kousaku found a tall cedar tree and cut its branch. He handed over it talking, " Please give this branch to your Greatest Tengu in the Mt. Akiba”.
The tengu replied that he was a good man and they wished to repay him by giving him some form of great power. Kousaku requested to have great strength. The Tengu cast their spells and then Kousaku was empowered with a giant’s strength. He uprooted the tree and carried it back to the village.
- source : myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends.. Richard Freeman

Another version of this legend
A Story of Being Deceived by Tengu
- source : ohta-jpn.co.jp -

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hana takaki otoko 鼻高き男 man with a long nose
A very strong man named 又平 Matahei once passed below the 天狗松 Tengu Matsu pine tree. A man with a long nose suddenly appeared and asked him to compare their strength.
Matahei climbed on the tree and grappled with the man, but was thrown down and died soon after.

. Tengu no matsu 天狗の松, Tengu no koshikake matsu 天狗の腰掛松 .

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Once a man rested on the mountain when a large man suddenly appeared before him. The man asked him all kinds of personal questions and he could not help but answer. This made him realize his own personal situation very clearly.
At the end the large Tengu-Man gave him 黄金の玉 a golden ball and promised he would not tell anybody else about his secrets. Then the Tengu disappeared just as fast as he had come.

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北設楽郡 - 本郷町 Hongo

kamikakushi 神かくし mysterious disappearance
Once a young naive boy of about 15 or 16 years did not come home at night.
When the parents asked him the next morning when he came back, he sadt he had been in the mountain, led by a Tengu and played with 薬師 Yakushi Nyorai.

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北設楽郡 - 御殿村 Midono

A father went to get some medicine for his daughter after giving birth.
At the pass he met some men with red faces and long noses. They led him back home and taught him how to make the medicine. He saw them off, making a deep bow at the door, but the rest of the family could see nobody.

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北設楽郡 - 名倉村 Nagura

Once a man on his way home from cutting weeds in the mountain forest, but the rope of the luggage on the horseback kept unravelling. So it took him a long time to get home.
This must have been the mischief of a Tengu, for sure.

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北設楽郡 - 設楽町 Shitara city

Some forest workers were were trying to pull a large tree. Suddenly they saw a Tengu moving the heavy tree trunk easily and without any problem down the slope.
They got quite afraid and left the forest.
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The blood of a bird shot down by an arrow kept flowing out of the wound. The hunters felt scared and uneasy and left the spot. But after a while they went back and found neither the bird nor any blood.
This must have been the mischief of a Tengu, for sure.

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北設楽郡 - 東栄町 Toei

One evening a man took a rest at the pass. A man with a long nose, white hair and beard and 羽の団扇 a feather fan came closer and closer. He thought that must be a Tengu and was struck with fear. But he did not show his emotions and the man gave him a fish with no eyes.
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The local Tengu like 神楽 Kagura music. During the 花祭り Hanamatsuri Festival they show up at 高嶺 Takane and are welcomed with lanterns.
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. Karasu Tengu 烏天狗 and a miracle medicine .

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北設楽郡 - 豊根村 Toyone

toori tengu 通り天狗 a Tengu passing
Once a man had to walk over the mountain pass, when he saw some pitch-black men standing hi his way with a strange something. He could not even move any more. Eventually he turned back and went home. The forest workers said it was probably a Tengu passing, and the man died shortly after.


- - - - - and one legend about a Tengu passing
from 和歌山県 Wakayama, 有田郡 Arida district 清水村 Shimizu
A man stayed over night at the Shrine 日光神社 Nikko Jinja, when he heard the sound of someone cutting wood and then of a tree falling down.
Later he learned that this was a place where the Tengu are passing.

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北設楽郡 - 作手村 Tsukute

In the next room there was a strange loud noise, ガラガラ garagara.
Next morning taking a look, nothing had changed.
People say a Tengu had been here over night.

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北設楽郡 - 津具 Tsugu

This district is known as Home of the Tengu Legends, Tsugu village 天狗伝説の郷 津具

Gobanishiyama 碁盤石山 A Mountain with a Tengu Legend
Mt. Goban-ishiyama. The mountain is 1189 m high.



Once upon a time
There lived a Tengu on this mountain who liked to play a game of 囲碁 Igo.
Once he had a match with a man known for his skill at the game, who lived in a village at the foot of the mountain. They played for seven days and seven nights, but in the end the Tengu lost. In his anger the Tengu took the last stone and threw it upside down. There it turned to a stone, to be seen to our day.

A similar legend of a Tengu playing Igo is told in Saitama 埼玉県.
. igo 囲碁 the game of Go .




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岡崎市 Okazaki city

tengu no hi 天狗の火 Tengu fire
If people happen to see a "Tengu fire", they throw their geta 下駄 wooden sandals or zoori 草履 straw sandals to make it go away.




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奥三河 Okumikawa

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There was a man named Taichi TENGU. This man, some day, went to the mountain. The surroundings became darker and darker, and then a Tengu appeared and said, “I take you as a disciple, so come with me.” Even though the man said, “No,” he was taken away forcibly, and the Tengu said, “Fly.” “I will die if I fly. I can‟t stand it,” he said, and the Tengu said, “That‟s impossible. Since I am a Tengu, you can fly, too, so fly.” Then, the Tengu showed him fly before him. “Fly, fly,” being pushed at the back, the man flied and could fly. Then, with the Tengu, the man was being trained on how to fly that way and this way, he did not go home for a while.
Then, some time,
everyone went to the mountain, and the man was standing blue. “Where did you go?” “I, taken by the Tengu, was being trained everywhere. I can fly that way, fly this way, I can fly over anything.” After hearing that, everyone said “That‟s ridiculous. Show us how you fly.” He couldn't fly but was able to do something an ordinary person cannot do.
- source : ohta-jpn.co.jp -



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豊橋市 Toyohashi City

. oni matsuri 鬼祭り Oni Demon Festival .

The climax of the festival is part entitled “The Teasing of the 'Aka-Oni' Red Ogre and 'Tengu' Goblin”,
in which a long-nosed Tengu drives away a raging red Aka-Oni ...






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豊川市 Toyokawa 小坂井町 Kozakai

. Shrine Utari Jinja 莵足神社 .
豊川市小坂井町字宮脇2番地の1 / Miyawaki-2-1 Kozakaicho, Toyokawa, Aichi



During the main festival of this shrine, masks of Shoki, Tengu, Uzume and others are sold.

. Shooki 鍾馗 Shoki, The Demon Queller .



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. Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain .
- and Tengu legends from Aichi


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Tengudana 天狗棚 Mount Tengudana - 1,240 m
Near Toyota City and Shitara city



The mountain has a legend that the long-nosed goblin (Tengu) lives there.
There is also a restaurant called Restaurant Tengudana,
Takazasa, Tsugu-mura, Kitashitara Gun, Aichi, Kitashitara Gun , Aichi


Chausuyama highlands
is located on the border between Aichi Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture.



Tengu-dana shelf seen from the Mennoki Pass located on the south of Chausu.
You would see the nose of Tengu stick out of the right side slope.
You can watch Mt. Fuji from Tengu-dana shelf in a good weather condition.
- source : mohsho.image.coocan.jp/chausuyama-highlands... -


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Tengu, Yamanonakadachichō, Toyota-shi, Aichi-ken 愛知県豊田市山ノ中立町天狗

A place name found googeling.


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


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. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .

. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List.


. Legends about Kobo Daishi Kukai - 弘法大師 空海 - 伝説 .

. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .

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