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Stories, Legends and Myths of Japan

In this blog i will try and share, to the best of my abilities, my knowledge and understanding of japanese myths and legends. 
Since most japanese tattoos are traditionally selected from this field to convey protection, strength, stamina, cunning or other traits pertaining to the wearer of the tattoo I figure a basic understanding of the Myths and Legends would be quite advantageous.

TSUKI-YOMI THE MOON GOD

  Tsukiyomi (Tsukiyomi-no mikoto ), penultimate child of Izanagi and brother of Amaterasu and Susa-no-o, was born when Izanagi washed out his right eye while purifying himself after his return[…]

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Susano-o, Kami of the ocean and storms

Susa-no-o was born from Izanagi when cleansing himself in the river after his visit to the underworld and washing out his nose. Like his sister Amaterasu and his brother Tsukiyomi,[…]

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Amaterasu the Sun Goddess

Amaterasu (Amaterasu-O-Mikami) the sun goddess was born from Izanagi when he washed out his left eye while purifying himself after his journey to the underworld. Having been placed in charge[…]

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The origins of Japan

The Beginings of Japan Going back to mythical times and drawing from the stories of the Kojiki (712 ad) and Nihon Shoki (720 ad), the oldest surviving chronicles of Japan,[…]

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