Bishamonten smt 3

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Susanoo.

With the countless number of gods identified by Japan’s native faith, Shinto, and the deities identified in Buddhism, it involves not a surprise that many statuaries, images, symbols, as well as tales are spread throughout the whole nation. The tattoos, naturally, feed on the skin of individuals that count on Bishamonten, or at least among […]

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Hachiman.

Bishamonten the God of War is a major god in Japanese folklore. Bishamonten and also Shitenno iconography is connected to the Four Celestial Symbols, a Chinese group of 4 fabulous animals (dragon, red bird, tiger, turtle) that secure the four primary instructions (east, southern, west, north). Above sketch from Butsuzō-zu-i 仏像図彙, “Collected Illustrations of Buddhist […]

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