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2 Jun 2018

TENGU - Yamanokami and taiko drum legends

https://japanshrinestemples.blogspot.com/2018/01/yamanokami-taiko-drum-legends.html

Yamanokami taiko drum legends

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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 taiko 太鼓 the big drum




The big drum is often used for festival music.
. taiko, oodaiko 大鼓、太鼓、大太鼓 big drum .


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. Yamanokami and Tengu 天狗 the Mountain Goblin .


. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

kamikakushi 神かくし mysterious disappearance
If a child did not come home and was nowhere to be found, in former times people thought they have been abducted by a Tengu or by Yamanokami. Villagers went out with bells and drums to search for them. Parents also warn their children not to play hide and seek in the evening any more, in case they may disappear.


............................................................................ Aichi 愛知県
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知多郡 Chita district 美浜町 Mihama

. Tengu sama no isami 天狗様のいさみ flute melody of Tengu .






............................................................................ Kochi 高知県
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幡多郡 Hatta district 大正町 Taisho

taiko 太鼓
In the hamlet of 芳川部落 Hogawa on the other side of the valley they can heard the sound of a big drum at night from about 9 to 10.
They asked a priest for advise. He told them that Yamanokami was angry and that soon something bad would happen to the mountain. They called a special saint to perform rituals of appeasement and the sound of the drum stopped!

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高岡郡 Takaoka district 窪川町 Kubokawa

taiko 太鼓
In a cave called 太鼓堂 Taiko-Do, Drum Hall, the sound of a big drum was heard every month on the 20th day of the old lunar calendar. Wild animals came to play in the water puddles around the cave.
The clever hunters came at night to shoot their pray.





............................................................................ Nagasaki 長崎県

Tengu
When people hear the sound of rinrin like festival flutes and big drums, they say
"Yama no Kami is dancing!"
Others say tengubayashi 天狗ばやし a group of Tengu with festival instruments are passing.

- Two more legends about the Tengubayashi from 茨城県 Ibaraki

多賀郡 Taga district 黒前村 Kurosaki village and 高岡村 Takaoka village
The villgers sometimes hear the Tengubayashi, often from 1 to 2 in the morning.
In Takaoka village there has been a huge landslide on the mountain top, where the Tengu is now venerated.
If it rains for a long time in Takaoka, they say the Tengu is having a festival and beats the big drums.






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

Ta no kami 田の神
Before cutting the weeds around the fields, the farmers walk around the fields with bells and big drums to chase away the insects and animals (虫送りの行事 mushi-okuri).
This is the day when Tanokami comes down to the fields, so the farmers take a rest and say prayers in his honor.






............................................................................ Saitama 埼玉県
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秩父郡 Chichibu district 大滝村 Otaki

Yamanokami ga sawagu 山の神が騒ぐ Yamanokami is making noises
Sometimes Yamanokami makes a loud noise with flute and big drums in the early morning hours.







............................................................................ Toyama 富山県

Tengu 天狗
The words "Tengu" and "Yamanokami" are not said directly, people just say アノヒト "ano hito", "that person".
yatsudaikouchi ヤツダイコウチ means the Tengu beats a large drum with eight colors.
If people hear the sound and go to the forest, they are usually lucky to hunt a bear.


Once a man was taking care of a place all by himself when he heard the sound of the big drum from Yamanokami. It sounded like two beating the drum, Yamanokami and a Tengu.
He was quite amused and did not feel lonely any more.
On cloudy days, the drumming can even be heard during lunchtime.




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東砺波郡 Higashi-Tonami district 城端町 Johan

ヤマノバーバノタイコ,Yamanbaaba no taiko and マトギ matogi
If a Tengu beats the big drum or a mujina 狢 badger gets excited and beats his stomach, the villagers call it Yamanbaaba no taiko ヤマノバーバノタイコ, the mountain hag beating the big drum.
If it can be heard in the evening of a spring day, this is the sign of a good harvest in the coming year.


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29 May 2018

TENGU - Fukuoka legends

https://heianperiodjapan.blogspot.jp/2017/10/tengu-legends-08-fukuoka.html

Tengu legends 08 Fukuoka

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. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .
. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List.
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Tengu 天狗と伝説 - 福岡県 Legends about Tengu in Fukuoka
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Tengu-daoshi 天狗倒し "Tengu knocking down trees"

. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .
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英彦山 Mount Hikosan is often called
Tengu masho 天狗魔所 "Monster Place of the Tengu"

. Buzenboo, Buzenbō 豊前坊 Buzenbo Tengu .
彦山豊前坊 - Hikozan Buzenbo


source : nichibun.ac.jp/YoukaiGazou
一魁齋芳年(月岡芳年)

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Kichigo 吉吾 sat under a tree and asked the Tengu what he feared most.
The answer was いけが(茨 ibara)wild roses .
When the Tengu asked Kichigo what he feared most, Kichigo said
botamochi 牡丹餅 "Peony Cakes".
A few days later when the Tengu was asleep, Kichigo placed a lot of wild roses around his bed. As a revenge, the Tengu now threw many peony cakes down the roof of Kichigo's house. Kichigo picked them up and ate them all.



. botamochi 牡丹餅 "Peony Cakes" .
round rice cakes covered with sweet bean paste



............................................................................... Yame district 八女郡
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星野村 Hoshino  

Tengu-daoshi 天狗倒し "Tengu knocking down trees"
Once a hunter spent the night deep in the mountains and heared the sound of falling trees all night.
Next morning when he went to check the place, there was nothing at all.




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Tengu-daoshi, Tengu daoshi 天狗倒し / テングダオシ "Tengu knocking down trees"



The sound of cutting down trees with a saw or ax is heard at night, but next morning nothing is to be seen.
This refers to strange noises in a lonely forest.

This phenomenon of a strange sound is especially known in 岐阜県 Gifu, 福井県 Fukui, 福島県 Fukushima, 茨城県 Ibaragi、石川県 Ishikawa and 埼玉県 Saitama.

天狗なめし / テングナメシ Tengu nameshi (Iwate)
空木返し / ソラキダオシ sora kikaeshi(Fukushima - Kagoshima )
空木倒し sora kidaoshi (Kagoshima)
カラキガエシ kara kigaeshi (Fukushima)
天クヅシ ten kuzushi( Miyazaki)
杖突(つえつき) tsuetsuki, tsue tsuki (Tosa)

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Tengu-daoshi and other strange events in the mountains is often considered to be the deeds of mountain gods or tengu in the eastern half of Japan, but in the western half they are considered to be the deeds of the Kappa yamawaro.
Phenomena such as the tengu-daoshi (sounds such as that of a large tree falling) are considered to be done by the yamawaro themselves, and in the Kumamoto Prefecture, other than stories where they would make falling tree or falling rock noises, there are also stories where they would imitate human songs and where they make sounds imitating mokko (a tool made of bamboo or woven grass for carrying heavy loads) dropping dirt or even the explosion sounds of dynamite.
However, the tengu does not play no role at all in those regions, because in some parts, such as the Oguni in Kuamoto Prefecture, there are no yamawaro legends and they are instead considered to be the deeds of tengu.
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天狗倒し(てんぐだおし)Tengudaoshi
天狗の仕業とされる古杣と同様の怪異[8]。同様に、山中を歩いていると、大木を切るような音が聞こえ、続いて地響きと共に大樹の倒れる音がするが、その音がした方へ行ってみても、やはり木が切られた痕跡はないというものである[8][9]。突風が吹いたような轟音が急に起こることを、天狗が突然降りてくるものとして天狗倒しということもあり、日本三大修験道の山の一つとされる英彦山で起きることがよく知られている[10]。長野県南佐久郡北相木村では、天狗倒しは冬に多かったという[11]。
埼玉県飯能市の嶬峠の裏の椚平(くぬぎだいら)や久通、栃尾谷の上の四本松と呼ばれる山などの山小屋で泊まっていると、外で木を伐ったり、それがドカンと倒れる音が盛んにするが、朝になってみると小屋の周りにはどこにも木が倒れていず「天狗倒し」と人は呼んだという。奈良県吉野郡天川村でも、昔はよく山でゴチゴチと木を伐る音がした。ある月の良い晩に外へ出てみると、ゴチゴチと木を伐る音がしてやがてカンカンと木に楔を打つ音がし、ついで木の倒れる音がした。木の倒れるのも月夜だからよく見えたが、妙なことがあるものだと翌日見に行くと、何もなかったという[12]。
山梨県東八代郡芦川村(現・笛吹市)の中芦川部落では、天狗倒しは山の神の仕業といわれる[13]。栃木県安蘇郡田沼町(現・佐野市)では、山仕事の合間に仮眠をとる前に「○○時になったら起こして下さい」と山の神にお願いしておくと、その時刻に山の神が天狗倒しによって目覚めさせてくれるといわれる[14]。
狐狸の仕業ともいわれ、国東半島ではタヌキが尻尾で木を叩いて木が倒れる音を起こして人を騙すものを天狗倒しという[15]。福島県福島市飯坂地区での天狗倒しはタヌキのほかにキツネの仕業ともいわれ、燃えさしをぶつければ消えるといわれる[16]。
民俗学者・桜井徳太郎は、人里と離れた山中を歩くことによる不安な心理から、このような山中の音の怪異の伝承が生まれたものとする説を述べている[9]。
空木返し(そらきがえし)sora kigaeshi
鹿児島県肝属郡百引村(現・鹿屋市)や大分県に伝わる怪異[17][15]。同様に、山中で大木の倒れる音がするが、その音がした方へ行ってみても、やはり木が切られた痕跡はないというものである[17]。
天狗倒し同様に天狗の仕業とされるほか、キツネやタヌキの仕業とする地方もあり、大分での空木返しはタヌキが後足で石を蹴って人を脅かすものという[15]。
空木倒し(からきだおし)kara kigaeshi
鹿児島県東部などでいう古杣と同様の怪異[18]。新潟県岩船郡三面村(現・村上市)でいう空木倒しはムジナによる悪戯といわれ、夜中の山中から斧で大木を切る音が聞こえ、やがて木が倒れる音が響くが、木が地面に落ちた音は聞こえないという[19]。福島県での空木倒しは天狗倒しと同様、深山の幽谷に棲む天狗が起こすものといわれる[20]。
杖突(つえつき)tsuetsuki
土佐民俗学会発行による『近世土佐妖怪資料』に「杖突古杣と云事」として古杣と共に記述のある土佐の怪異。土佐郡蓮池村(現・高知市)で夜分に何者かが杖を突くような音を立てて通るといい、これに遭うと死んでしまうといわれる。
furusoma 古杣 Yokai "old forest worker"
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............................................................................... Fukushima 福島県

kara kigaeshi カラキガエシ / 狐,狸 Fox and Badger
A forest worker stayed at a hut in the mountains. He heared the sound of foxes and badgers kicking down trees and even Tengu doing this.
He went out with a light in hand and on the spot all the spook stopped.




............................................................................... Gifu 岐阜県
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郡上郡 Kujo

. Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain and Tengu 天狗 .




............................................................................... Ibaraki 茨城県
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久慈郡 Kuji district 中里村 Nakasato mura / 小里村 Osato mura

A forest worker stayed at a hut in the mountains. He heard the sound of a saw cutting trees, コンツ、コンツ kontsu kontsu kontsu, like an echo in the valley.
It was really a strange experience.
On rainy and cloudy nights at the foot of 三鈷室山 Mount Sankomuro san (863 m), the sound of felling a tree can be heard three times: バカン、バカン、バカン bakan bakan bakan.

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久慈郡 Kuji district 賀美村 Kami mura

At night, at the foot of a swamp of 立割山 Mount Tatewariyama (767 m), a hunter's dog suddenly sat down. From the far end of the swamp the sound of パカーン bakaaan was heard, like soomwan using an ax to fell a tree a few times. Then a very strong wind begun to blow.





............................................................................... Iwate 岩手県
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上閉伊郡 Kami-Hei district

tengu nameshi テングナメシ
The sound of cutting trees and trees falling down could be heard all night. But next morning they were all standing as before.





............................................................................... Miyagi 宮城県

kikariboo 木伐り坊 Kikari-Bo Tengu
If forest workers spent a night in a hut or a cave, they hear the sound of falling trees reveberating in the forest. Next morning nothing is to be seen.
This is called Tengu daoshi, 空木倒し sora kidaoshi or Kikair-Bo.


sora kigaeshi 空木倒し
Related to the tales about 海姫 Umihime and 磯女 Iso-Onna, the female Yokai from the beaches.
Around the 5th lunar month, if fishermen go out on a night with strong fog, they hear the sound of a boulder falling in the sea. They also hear the sound of trees falling or Tengu throwing stones.

. Tengu tsubute 天狗つぶて / 天狗礫 "Tengu throwing stones" .

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iso onna 磯女,海姫様 umihime sama
These tales are told by fishermen, who have to go out in the fifth lunar month, when there is fog on the sea.

長崎県 Nagasaki 小値賀町 Ojika
Iso-Onna is another name for Umi-Hime, princess of the sea. She is a Yokai of the souls of drowned people.
They come to the beach on windless nights and ask the captain of a boat to bring back the soul of a drowned person.
They are especially known in Kyushu.
磯女と海姫様は同じもの。正体は水死者。凪の日に女の姿で出て、海の中にある魂を陸に帰してくれるよう、船頭に頼む。

磯女 10 to explore
ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/磯女 - 妖怪
yokai.com/isoonna/ - Iso Onna





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南佐久郡 Minami-Saku district 北相木村 Kita-Aiki

Especially in winter, villagers hear the sound of trees being cut down and boulders falling from the slopes.





............................................................................... Oita 大分県

tanuki 狸 badger
The sound of trees being felled is called Tengu daoshi, but on the 国東半島 Kunisaki Peninsula people say it is a badger with his long tail, banging on trees trying to fool people.




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

. Tengu no tooorimichi 天狗の通り道 / テングノトオリミチ road where Tengu pass .
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北房町 Hokubo // 真庭郡 Maniwa district

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When 山崎助四郎 Yamasaki Sukeshiro was still a young man, he used to be a seko 勢子 helper of the local hunters. Once they passed cave in the mountain, there was a sudden sound all over the place. The surroundings became dark and they experienced a "Tengu knocking down trees". They all huddled down and covered the heads with their arms until the noise had stopped.
Another hunter went out in the early morning when the kiji 雉 pheasants come out. While he was waiting in the mountain forest, there was a noise of "Tengu knocking down trees". He huddled down and fired his gun in great fear. There was a sudden silence. When it became light enough he went around seraching and found a kamo 鴨 duck shot dead. Now he knew that it was not the Tengu, but a flock of ducks that had made the noise.

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苫田郡 Tomata district 富村 Tomison

. Tenguiwa, Tengu-Iwa 天狗岩 Tengu Iwa boulder .





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

. Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain and Tengu 天狗 .
芦川村 Ashigawa mura


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




天狗倒し
Osaragi Jirō 大佛次郎 (おさらぎ じろう) Osaragi Jiro (1897 - 1973 Daibutsu Jiro)



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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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10 May 2018

TENGU : Tengu zeni coins money

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. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .
. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List.
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Tengu to zeni 天狗と銭 Legends about Tengu and coins

. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .
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. Join the Tengu friends on Facebook .

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. zeni, kozeni 銭、小銭 coins of Edo .
kinsen 金銭 money
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saisenbako 賽銭箱 box for donations with a Tengu leaf
from Akibayama



. saisen 賽銭 money offerings at a Shrine .



. sentoo 銭湯 Sento, public bath .



Tengu Yu 天狗湯 Tengu Bath House


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天狗銭 Tengu-Sen Manga


source : mantra.kir.jp...


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............................................................................... Ehime 愛媛県 
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上浮穴郡 Kami-Ukena district 久万高原町 Kuma Kogen

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.



. Mount Ichizuchiyama, Ishizuchisan 石鎚山 1982 m.





............................................................................... Ibaraki 茨城県 
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常陸太田市 Hitachi Ota

天狗様 Tengu Sama,神様 Kami Sama
Once a man went to the local shrine and made a wish, but did not give any money offerings.
So the Tengu came after him and his house burned down.





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上田市 Ueda

Tarosan no Tengu 太郎山の天狗 Tengu from Mount Taro San
At the shrine 太郎山神社 Tarosan Jinja, during the annual festival, there was a farmer who took some of the money offerings home.
But when he reached his house, he found his rice storage house all empty. So he run back to the shrine and put the money in the offering box.


栃木県日光市の男体山にある神社. This Tarosan Jinja is in Nikko at Mount Nantaisan.





............................................................................... Okayama 岡山県 
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新見市 Niimi 哲西町 Tessei cho

kinsen 金銭 money
The local Tengu lives in the Tengu Matsu 天狗松 Tengu Pine.
If people have a wish for getting healed or are in need of money, they place a note on this tree.

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





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千代田区 Chioda ward

sentoo 銭湯 public bath
Around 1715, there lived a rich merchant in 江戸神田鍋町 Kanda Nabe Cho. One of his servants went out to the public bath on the 15th day of the New Year. But soon someone saw him coming out at the back door, in traveling robes. Investigating further, they found the man had been travelling since the 13th day of the 12th lunar month of the year before.
So someone, maybe the local Tengu, must have acted in his place.

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中央区 Chuo ward

sentoo 銭湯 public bath
A similar story as told in Chiyoda ward. The wandering servant even brought back presents from his trip.

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南多摩郡 Minami-Tama district 恩方村 Ongata mura

Once a man came walking down ヒナタ峰 Mount Hinata Mine when a coin with a hole came falling down from a pine tree. This mus be a trick of the Tengu, he thought.
He said out loud: "I will take this home and keep in venerated as a special amulet!", but he could not lift if from the ground.




............................................................................... Tottori 鳥取県 
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岩美郡 Iwami district

Once a man faced a financial problem near a place called Zenibatake ゼニバタケ / 銭畑 "Field of Zeni coins" in front of the Tengu-Iwa.
Suddenly a Tengu appeared and spread a lot of zeni out for him.



............................................................................... Yamanashi 山梨県 
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大月市 Otsuki

At Mount サワオキ Sawaoki, where nobody lived, they found 中国銭 Chinese coins.
They say once upon a time a Tengu had lived here.

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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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TENGU - Tengu Iwa boulder rock


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Tenguiwa, Tengu-Iwa 天狗岩 / テングイワ / Tengu no Iwa 天狗の岩
Legends about Tengu boulders and rocks
Tenguishi, Tengu-Ishi 天狗石 Tengu Ishi, Tengu stone


. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .
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. Join the Tengu friends on Facebook .


..... the tengu-ishi (falling stones or pebbles), also have the character of a sudden event in the solitude of the mountains or forests.
The main point of the inauspicious activities of the medieval tengu may be described as anti-Buddhism.
- source : Asian Mythologies Yves Bonnefoy -

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............................................................................... Ehime 愛媛県 
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今治市 Imabara 大三島町 Omishima

. Tenguiwa, Tengu-Iwa 天狗岩 "Tengu rock" .
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Yokomakura no Iwa 横枕の岩





............................................................................... Fukui 福井県 
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今立郡 Imadate district 池田町 Ikeda

When they were digging a canal for 月ヶ瀬用水 the Tsukigase Waterway, a Tengu came and disturbed them, throwing stones.
One of the workers went to Shikoku to pray at Konpira san and after that, the Tengu did not show up any more.
One of the rocks along the Waterway is called Tengu Iwa 天狗岩 "Tengu Rock".

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遠敷郡 Onyu district 名田庄村 Natasho

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





............................................................................... Fukushima 福島県 
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南会津郡 Minami-Aizu district 大宮村 Omiya mura

Below the Tengu-Iwa there is a 天狗堂 Tengu Hall on the mountain road. There are a lot of tama-ishi 玉石 cobble stones. The villagers say they have been thrown from the opposite mountain by another Tengu during a fight.

南郷の天狗伝説 with photos
- reference source : minamiaizukankou/archives... -

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南郷村 Nango mura

Tengu ishi 天狗石 / O-Degu Sama オデグ様
O-Degu Sama (Tengu Sama) is a male deity. Once he played with a woman on the other side of the river, throwing pebbles at each other.
These are the Tengu Ishi. They sometimes fall down from the mountain even in our time.





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

Tenguiwa Jinja 天狗岩神社 Shrine Tenguiwa



群馬県吾妻郡長野原町長野原打越 / Naganohara, Agatsuma District, Gunma
- HP of the shrine : plala.or.jp/tenguiwa... -

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前橋市 Maebashi


The Tenguiwa yoosui 天狗岩用水 Tenguiwa irrigation canal

is a name for two canals:
In 1604, 秋元長朝 Akimoto Nagatomo started the 越中堀 Etchubori canal .
In 1610, 伊那忠次 / 伊奈 忠次 Ina Tadatsugu (1550 – 1610) built the 代官堀 Daikanbori canal.



During the construction of the Etchubori, there was a huge boulder blocking the way. There came a Yamabushi mountain priest (a Tengu) and offered some prayers - now the boulder could be removed.
Thanks to the canals the Akimoto clan could extend its fields and agriculture land.
The greatfull farmers built a temple in honor of Akimoto, 光厳寺 Kogan-Ji and
erected a memorial stone, 力田遺愛碑 Ryokudeniai no hi.



Later in the Meiji period, the fifth hydroelectric power plant in Japan was built here.
- reference source : kanto/nouson/sekkei/kokuei... -

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多野郡 Tano district 上野村 Ueno

A hunter had been bewitched by a Tengu and made grappling with the root of a tree the whole night.
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Mount Hotakayama 武尊山 is a place where the Tengu live and where the Shugendo priests have a training area.
There are sanctuaries for 大天狗、小天狗の祠 the Big and Small Tengu, a 天狗屋根 Tengu Yane and a Tengu-Iwa.
. Tenguiwa, Tengu-Iwa 天狗岩 "Tengu rock" - Photo - .





............................................................................... Iwate 岩手県  
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岩手町 Iwate city

If the Tengu comes to sit on the Tengu-Iwa and hit his drum, there will be fine weather in the coming year.

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東磐井郡 Higashi-Iwai district 大東村 Daito son 京津畑集落 Kyotsuhata


source snd photos : akarin-yama.at.webry.info...

On 天狗岩山 Mount Tenguiwayama (772 m)
there lived a Tengu. When the Tengu died, the mountain got its name.
On its top is a huge boulder. If it falls down one day, it will be back in its position the next morning.
The mountain is used as farmland up to about 720 m.

toraneko 虎猫 tabby
At a nunnery in Kyotsuhata there lived a tabby cat loved by all. The cat even got アンズキ飯 rice with auspicious red beans. When the cat died, they put some of this rice in the coffin and carried it to Mount Tenguiwa. The nuns begun to chant
虎や虎や、南無虎や、アンズキ飯の御徳や
Dear Tabby, Oh, Dear Tabby, It is all by virtue of the read beans rice.




............................................................................... Kagawa 香川県  
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小豆郡 Shozu district

. Tengu no kamikakushi 天狗と神かくし kidnapped, abduction .





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

Tengu Ishi 天狗石 Tengu Stone
A child that had been missing for a while was heard crying on the mountain on the other side of the valley.
It must have been abducted by a Tengu. On the mountain near 舟原 Funabara there is a Tengu Ishi.





............................................................................... Kochi 高知県 
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土佐山 Tosayama

Once upon a time, a man had gotten secret teachings from a Tengu and could perform various rituals and spells.
At a festival, he exchanged questions and answers with a Tengu for a long time, but the other villagers could not hear or see a thing. Later they named the spot Tengu-Iwa and came to celebrate there once a year.




............................................................................... Kyoto 京都府  
京丹波町 Kyo-Tanba

Once upon a very long time, the Tengu frequently came to take a rest on the Tenguiwa.




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本吉郡 Motoyoshi district 南三陸町 Minamisanriku

Once upon a time, a Tengu had come all the way from 岩木山 Mount Iwakisan in Aomori, but by mistake he hurt his eye at the 杉 pine tree. The Tengu cut down the tree and placed a huge stone in its place, this is now the Tenguishi, Tengu Ishi 天狗石 Tengo stone.




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

Nobutaroo 信太郎 Nobutaro
Once Nobutaro went with a friend to 有明山 Mount Ariakeyama. When they tried to jump over the Tenguiwa, their bodies became an enormous in size and they jumped over 馬羅尾谷 Baraodani valley and disappeared.
Nobutaro's father 久作 Kyusaku, who had lost his only son, went everywhere to look for him. He could not find him and had to work in the fields all alone from that time on.
He build a small sanctuary for Nobutaro, 信の宮 Nobu no Miya.


有明山 Mount Ariakeyama (2268m).
Ariakeyama is also called Shino Fuji 信濃富士 Mount Fuji of the Shino region.

. Ariakeyama 有明山 Ariakesan, Mount Ariake .


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飯山市 Iiyama

On top of 高社山 Mount Koshasan (1,352 m) there is a 天狗岩 Tengu Iwa.

Tenguiwayama 天狗岩山 (1,070 m)

Locates in the Eastern part of the mountain range, this peak is seldom climbed by mountaineers.
There are a few waterfalls on the way up.
山頂にはかなり古い年代の自然石石碑と山頂標板があるだけで、 展望も西方が僅かに開けているだけです。地形図には山名がありませんが、滝ノ沢川の源頭と言うことから地元では呼んでいます。
地形図にもその名が記されている天狗岩山ですが、長野県に数多くある天狗(天狗山・天狗岳他)と名のつく山で、登山道がないのは この天狗岩山だけかも知れません。
- reference source : naganoken.jp/mount/hokushin/shiga-w/tenguiwa... -

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北佐久郡 Kita-Saku district 立科町 Tateshina

Many Tengu came together at the top of this boulder. On orders of the deity 立科明神 Tateshina Myojin to figure out the 善悪 good and evil in this world.

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Suwa, 上諏訪町 Kami-Suwa machi

Tengu Ishi 天狗石 Tengu Stone
In 大和 Yamato at Kami-Suwa there is a Tengu Stone. They say it looks just like a Tengu face, hence the name.
Others say once a Tengu had come down here to take a rest.





............................................................................... Okayama 岡山県 
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鏡野町 Kagamino


source and more photos : geocities.jp/komaithi/b/ctenguiwa...
鏡野町上斎原天狗岩 Kagamino Kamisaibara 1,196 m high


source and more photos : sanjyuunin-kagaminotyou...

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苫田郡 Tomata district 富村 Tomison

Tenguiwa, Tengu-Iwa 天狗岩 Tengu Iwa boulder
The Tengu from 大山 Mount Daisen sometimes comes here to rest his wings. In winter people can here a strange sound of flapping wings and there will be snow the next day.
There is also the phenomenon of
. Tengu-daoshi, Tengu daoshi 天狗倒し "Tengu knocking down trees" .





............................................................................... Saitama 埼玉県 
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奥秩父 Oku-Chichibu

. Tenguiwa, Tengu-Iwa 天狗岩 "Tengu boulder" .
and the Tengu from 倉尾村 Kurao and 小鹿野町 Ogano
There was a Tengu Boulder near the waterfall 七代の滝 Nanayo no Taki, where a Tengu lived. Once a priest from the nearby temple used it to pee.
If the visitors in his temple wanted to eat Tofu from Tokoy, the Tengu went off to fetch it in no time.

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Kokushidake no Tengu-Iwa 国師岳の天狗岩 Tengu Rock, Tengu Boulder
Mount Kokushidake is 2591 m high.






............................................................................... Shiga 滋賀県 
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伊香郡 Ina district 余呉町 Yogo

In a place called 平洞 Hedo in the middle of the mountain there is a matsu 松 pine tree, where the Tengu comes to rest.
There is also a Tengu-Iwa nearby.

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




............................................................................... Shizuoka 静岡県 
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榛原郡 Haibara district 本川根町 Honkawane



Tenguishiyama 天狗石山Mount Tenguishiyama 1,366 m
If there is fog on Mount Tenguishi, it is going to rain

- There are other mountains with this name in Japan.

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浜松市 Hamamatsu 三ケ日町 Mikkabi

There is a Tengu-Iwa where a Tengu lives and parents tell their children, if they do not behave, the Tengu will come and get them.
If you see the Tengu, put your zoori 草履 straw sandals on your head to hide!

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

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庵原郡 Ihara 両河内村 Ryogochi

A man was making charcoal near the Tengu-Iwa. Suddenly he heard a loud noise, like flutes and drums for a festival. But he could not see anybody.
This was the doing of the local Tengu.




............................................................................... Tokushima 徳島県  
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海部郡 Ama district 宍喰町 Shishikui

At the Tengu-Iwa there are imprints of the geta 下駄 wooden clogs of the Tengu and the hooves of his horse.
Once at New Year an old lady living nearby heard the sound of drums and festival bells and became so afraid, she shut all the doors and windows of her home.

. geta 下駄 ashida 足駄 Geta wooden clogs and legends .





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

琴平神社の天狗岩 Kotohira Jinja, Tengu-Iwa



東京都あきる野市五日市 / Itsukaichi, Akiruno, Tokyo
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............................................................................... Tottori 鳥取県 
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岩美郡 Iwami district

Once a man faced a financial problem near a place called Zenibatake ゼニバタケ / 銭畑 "Field of Zeni coins" in front of the Tengu-Iwa.
Suddenly a Tengu appeared and spread a lot of zeni out for him.

. zeni, kozeni 銭、小銭 coins of Edo .

. Tengu to zeni 天狗と銭 Legends about Tengu and coins .




............................................................................... Yamagata 山形県 
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Tengu Ishi 天狗石 Tengu Stone

On the 10th day of the first lunar month, many Tengu gather at Mount Tengusumotoriyama to have a contest.
There is a mountain called 二ッ石山 Futatsuishiyama "Mountain with two stones", where once two 天狗石 Tengu-Ishi had been.



. Tengu sumootori yama 天狗角力取山 Tengusumotoriyama
Mountain where Tengu practise Sumo wrestling .


and

Mt. Tenguishi, Ogure, Kitahiroshima, Yamagata District, Hiroshima Prefecture





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みなべ町 Manabe

In 名之内 Myonouchi there are two rocks called Tengu-Iwa. The Tengu come here to rest.


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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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22 Apr 2018

TENGU - Tengu no Dairi Palace Emaki

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Tengu no Dairi 天狗の内裏 The Palace of the Tengu
'The Palace of the Long-Nosed Goblins'


. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .
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This is a story about the young Minamoto no Yoshitsune, who is taken on a tour of the underworld by a Tengu from Mount Kurama.
Written in the Muromachi period.
This story exists in numerous lavish picture scrolls and woodblock-printed editions in libraries and museums around the world.

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Ushiwaka's "Visit to Supernatural Regions (Tengu no dairi)
In this story, Ushiwaka learns of the existence of a tengu palace deep in the mountains and by offering prayers to Bishamon succeeds in visiting it.
The Great Tengu welcomes him hospitably and offers to take him to see Yoshitomo (his father), who has been reborn in the Pure Land as a Buddha. Following a tour of the 136 Buddhist hells, the two finally reached the Pure Land.
Yoshitomo urges Ushiwaka to destroy the Heike and then predicts his future.
Back in the Tengu palace, Ushiwaka and the Great Tengu exchange pupil-teacher vows
and Ushiwaka returns to Kurama.
Yoshitsune: A Fifteenth-century Japanese Chronicle
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Tengu no dairi emaki 天狗の内裏絵巻
picture scroll of the palace of the long-nosed goblins,

illustrated manuscript in 2 rolls, telling the story of the young Minamoto Yoshitsune
and of his visit to the court of Tengu.







Yoshitsune watches the Tengu fighting



- Yoshitsune And A Buddha
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. The Tengu Sōjōbō 僧正坊 from Mount Kurama .
and 源義経 Minamoto no Yoshitsune 




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16 Apr 2018

TENGU - Tengu legends 07 Fukui


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Tengu 天狗と伝説 - 福井県 Legends about Tengu in Fukui

. Tengu 天狗と伝説 Tengu legends "Long-nosed Goblin" .
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. 王の舞 O no Mai (Onomai) dance of the king .



若狭 Wakasa, 宇波西神社 Shrine Uwase Jinja, on April 8th.



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. kamikakushi 神かくし / カミカクシ mysterious disappearance .
kidnapped by a Tengu
今立郡 Imadate district 池田町 Ikeda //


. Karasutengu, Karasu Tengu 烏天狗 Crow Tengu .
三方郡 Mikata district

. Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain and Tengu .
武生市 Takefu 坂口村 Sakaguchi


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Tengu matsuri 天狗祭 Tengu festival
During a local Tengu festival, someone put a glass of Sake 酒 rice wine on a branch of the tree. And a few days later, the Sake had all gone . . . Tengu like to drink!

Another person often went to 酒倉 the storehouse for Sake. There lived also a Tengu, and since the Tengu does not like to drink alone, this man kept him company.

If someone denies the wish of a Tengu to play with him, his home will be cursed. The roof might be blown away and stones are thrown at the walls.

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tsurube otoshi つるべおとし a bucket thrown down in the well
Sometimes there is the sound of something coming from above, that is the Tengu. He sits on an old tree and if a child has done something bad, he pulls it up (in a bucket).
Tengu also like fire. If someone walks alone at night and sees a flame, he is surely fooled by the Tengu.


- - 水木しげる 原画より -

. tsurube otoshi 釣瓶落し fast sunset in autumn .
lit. "the sun goes down like a bucket trown in the well"

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In one valley there lived a Tengu.
Although there is nobody to be seen, there is the sound of someone felling a tree. This must be the Tengu.

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彦作 Hikosaku was on his way home at night, when a Tengu came along. The tengu asked him for fire to have a puff of tobacco. Hikosaku tried to make fire with カドイシ his flint stone and the Tengu took a leisurely, pleasing puff. Then the Tengu asked him go give him his flint stone and so he gave it to the Tengu.
Hikosaku was blessed by the Tengu and achieved 神通自在 supernatural power for himself.



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Once 屋根葺き the straw roof of a home needed to be done anew and the group who helped each other with this work got together to discuss the proceedings. A Tengu came along and said he would do it all by himself in one night, but nobody was allowed to see it. That night there was quite a noise on the roof, but next morning - indeed - the straw roof was all new. Even the ground before the house was swept clean with no trace of the old straw left.



古峯神社 straw roof at Furumine Jinja, Tochigi

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There was a man named 久左衛門 Kyuzaemon who had good hand lines. Once a Tengu came and borrowed them. As a reward he gave Kyuzaemon one Soy bean to keep as a treasure.
A few years later, there was a great fire in the neighbourhood and many homes burned down. But the house of Kyuzaemon was safe.

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dendeko taiko デンデコ太鼓 dendeko big drum
Dendeko is the big drum of a Tengu. He comes to the village and hits his drum to make people laugh.


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dendeko drums are also known in other parts of Japan. This photo is from Sado Island festival.


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福井市 Fukui city

. loosing a hatchet or sickle in the mountains .
and the saba 鯖 mackerel

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maa san マーサン "Mister Maa"
In the evening there is a Tengu with a long nose sitting on the roof, and people are not allowed to walk under the eaves of this house. This is Maa san.
If the Tengu has kidnapped a child, people search for it under a sugi 杉 cedar tree in the mountain.

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tenjikubana テンジクバナ / 天竺花 flowers from Tenjiku (India)


tenjiku botan 天竺牡丹 "Peony from India"

On the 8th day of the 5th lunar month, people prepare a round flower arrangement with seven different flowers and people have to walk through it. The ring must be put up in the East of the home and be as high as possible.
The seven flowers are:
fuji フジ // tsutsuji ツツジ // yamabuki ヤマブキ // gibooshi ギボウシ // suzume no chabukoro スズメノチャブクロ // kogome コゴメ(クサソテツ) // botan ボタン
If someone has been kidnapped by a Tengu, it is best to take a bunch of these seven flowers and go looking for him. If the person his found, the flowers are burned and the person purified with the smoke.


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今立郡 Imadate district 池田町 Ikeda

Once a man went looking for firewood in the woods and did not come back for a few days. His family begged the Tengu to let him go. The man went to the mountain a few times a year to have drinks with the Tengu.

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Once a family made 酒 Sake at their home. From the nearby hill there came a Tengu with a lantern and sat on a keyaki 欅 zelkova tree. He sneaked into the Sake storage room and drank the rice wine, making a loud noise. The head of the family heard the noise and said:
"We made a good rice wine this year. Even the Tengu has come to taste it!" and all were happy.

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When they were digging a canal for 月ヶ瀬用水 the Tsukigase Waterway, a Tengu came and disturbed them, throwing stones.
One of the workers went to Shikoku to pray at Konpira san and after that, the Tengu did not show up any more.
One of the rocks along the Waterway is called Tengu Iwa 天狗岩 "Tengu Rock".

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In the East of 段の岳 Mount Dannodake (734 m) there lives a Tengu.
If anyone cuts the trees of this forest, his home will suffer a fire.


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美浜町新庄 Mihama

. Hassaku no Abare Tengu festival .
at Hassaku Festival of the Hiyoshi Shrine - the Riot Tengu 暴れ天狗


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三方郡 Mikata district 三方村 Mikata

Tengu no nage-fude 天狗の投げ筆 the brushwork thrown by a Tengu
There is a treasure named Tengu no nage-fude, a calligraphy by a Tengu.
About 300 years ago there was a doctor who was very skillful at writing calligraphy.
One day he met an old man with white hair in the mountain who said: "Please lend me a paper with your calligraphy for two or three days!" The old man was of course a Tengu.
He gave the paper back and the doctor kept it as a hanging scroll, said to protect his home from fire. Later the doctor went broke and gave the scroll away, but the home where the scroll was hung up now burned down.
Only the scroll had jumped from the wall and was safe.


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南條郡 Nanjo district 今庄町 Imajo

Once a man had been fooled by a Tengu and spent the whole night looking for a way out of the mountain. He kept walking until early morning light to find the right way.


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大野市 Ono city

There is a place named bikunin korobashi ビクニン転ばし.
Once upon a time, a nun (bikuni 比丘尼) had tried to climb the mountain, but she got kicked over by a Tengu,
fell down, rolled down all the way and died deep in the valley.


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遠敷郡 Onyu district

A Tengu sitting on a low branch had been visible as a reflection on the water.
A hunter tried to shoot at it, but the Tengu run away just in time. That night the Tengu appeared in the dream of the hunter:
"Why would you try to shoot at some reflection in the water? Don't be stupid when hunting."


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鯖江市 Sabae

Once a samurai walked alone at night and was stopped by a Tengu. The Tengu wanted to have a sword fight with him. The Samurai won the fight and took away the sword of the Tengu.
The sword is still a family treasure.


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坂井郡 Sakai district

During 日清戦争 the Sino-Japanese War, the Tengu had helped and worked at the battlefield.
To show their gratitude, the villagers offered sekihan 赤飯 red ritual rice and Sake at the Torii gate of the Shrine near the sugi 杉 cedar tree where the Tengu lived.
When they tried later to cut the tree, blood came sprouting out of the cut.


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武生市 Takefushi 坂口村 Sakaguchi mura

Around 1910, an old woman went to the mountain to get some hana shikibu はなしきぶ (花式部) Caryopteris xclandonensis flowers.
But she did not come home. They all looked for her for three days and did not find her. Later they found her trapped in the branches of a tree.
She must have opposed a Tengu and he had taken her away as punishment.


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敦賀市 Tsuruga

There are some large rocks where a Tengu lives and all are afraid. Once a man named 三左衛門 Sanzaemon begun making charcoal nearby. The Tengu appeared and said:
"This here is my garden, go home at once. Blow the flute, hit the drum and go down the mountain!"
But the man did not do as told and a few days later the Tengu appeared again.
"I give you one more warning, go home at once!"
Suddenly there was a strong rain and wind and the man climbed down the mountain. But the storm was very strong and the home of Sanzaemon was blown to pieces.



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- - - - - Tengu no su 天狗の巣 nest of a Tengu

. Ehime 愛媛県 .
in Ehime 周桑郡 Shuso district 丹原 Tanbara // Mount Ishizuchiyama 石槌山


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Fukui 丹生郡 Nyuu district 越廼村 Koshino mura

Tengu no su 天狗の巣といわれる木 a tree like the nest of a Tengu
Before cutting down a tree with a "nest of a Tengu2 in the branches, the wood cutters have to make an offering of 酒 Sake and cut the root of the tree with one cut, leaving the masakari マサカリ ax on the spot.
If they come back next morning and the Sake and the ax are gone, this is a sighn that it is all right now to cut the tree.


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Ishikawa 石川県

Tengu no ishikoro 天狗の砂礫 gravel of a Tengu / Tengu no su 天狗の巣
Around 1920, suddenly a lot of gravel came flying over from the other side of the valley. The villagers thought this was the mischief of some young folk, but next came a loud noise from the ground, almost an earthquake. Then came more gravel, バラバラゴー barabaragooooooo.

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Yamanokami no hooki 山の神の箒 broom of Yamanokami
In Iwate, a 吉野桜 Yoshinozakura cherry blossom tree which is befallen of the
tengusubyoo 天狗巣病 "nest of a Tegnu", witch's broom disease
is called "Broom of Yamanokami".


A witch's broom or witches' broom is a deformity in a woody plant, typically a tree, where the natural structure of the plant is changed. A dense mass of shoots grows from a single point, with the resulting structure resembling a broom or a bird's nest.
- quote wikipedia-

. Tengu and Yama no Kami 山の神 .

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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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