Hannya isn't a demon. Once she was a girl who fell in love with traveling monk.
Opened mouth is called A-gyo (pronounced ahh-gyō), means “the beginning”. Closed mouth is called Un-gyo, means “the end”.
Menuma Shodenzan Kangiin Temple is a Buddhist temple founded in 1179 in Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture, neighboring Tokyo.
In old days people would believe that kitsune (fox) and tanuki (Japanese raccoon) had a supernatural power and they would tricked and confused people.
Hori-name is a typical way of naming tattooists in Japan. In old times carvers also used to use this way. Hori means both carving and tattooing. Normally something with two syllables follows after the
It is said that right before Confucius was born a Kirin appeared and an auspicious scroll came out from its mouth. The scroll said that child of water spirit would become a person who had a virtue of
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