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  2. Mazoku - Wikipedia

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    The term "mazoku" was used to describe the asura and yaksha in Hindu mythology, as well as Zoroastrianism 's daeva. It is a general term for devils, demons and evil beings. In Japanese polytheism, it is an antonym of 神族 (shinzoku), "the tribe of gods". A maō is a king or ruler over mazoku. For instance, in Bible translations, Satan is a maō.

  3. Kuraokami - Wikipedia

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    Name. The name Kuraokami combines kura 闇 "dark; darkness; closed" and okami 龗 "dragon tutelary of water". This uncommon kanji (o)kami or rei 龗, borrowed from the Chinese character ling 龗 "rain-dragon; mysterious" (written with the "rain" radical 雨, 3 口 "mouths", and a phonetic of long 龍 "dragon") is a variant Chinese character for Japanese rei < Chinese ling 靈 "rain-prayer ...

  4. Traditional colors of Japan - Wikipedia

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    The traditional colors of Japan are a collection of colors traditionally used in Japanese art, literature, textiles such as kimono, and other Japanese arts and crafts. History [ edit ] The traditional colors of Japan trace their historical origins to the Twelve Level Cap and Rank System which was established in 603 by Prince Shōtoku and based ...

  5. Hanakotoba - Wikipedia

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    Hanakotoba (花言葉) is the Japanese form of the language of flowers. The language was meant to convey emotion and communicate directly to the recipient or viewer without needing the use of words. The language was meant to convey emotion and communicate directly to the recipient or viewer without needing the use of words.

  6. Kitsune - Wikipedia

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    A nine-tailed fox spirit ( kyūbi no kitsune) scaring Prince Hanzoku; print by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, 19th century. In Japanese folklore, kitsune ( 狐, きつね, IPA: [kʲi̥t͡sɯne̞] ⓘ) are foxes that possess paranormal abilities that increase as they get older and wiser. According to folklore, the kitsune -foxes (or perhaps the ...

  7. List of Japanese deities - Wikipedia

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    Hachiman ( 八幡神) is the god of war and the divine protector of Japan and its people. Originally an agricultural deity, he later became the guardian of the Minamoto clan. His symbolic animal and messenger is the dove. Inari Ōkami ( 稲荷大神) The god or goddess of rice and fertility.

  8. Yasuke - Wikipedia

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    Yasuke ( Japanese: 弥助 / 弥介, Japanese pronunciation: [jasɯ̥ke]) was a man of African origin [2] [3] who served as a samurai to the Japanese daimyō Oda Nobunaga for a period of 15 months between 1581 and 1582, during the Sengoku period, until Nobunaga's death in the Honnō-ji Incident. [4] [5] [6] [7]

  9. Yomi - Wikipedia

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    Yomi or Yomi-no-kuni (黄泉, 黄泉の国, or 黄泉ノ国) is the Japanese word for the land of the dead (World of Darkness). [1] According to Shinto mythology as related in Kojiki, this is where the dead go in the afterlife. Once one has eaten at the hearth of Yomi it is (mostly) impossible to return to the land of the living. [2]