Monday, June 14, 2010

Tennô Matsuri at the Tsushima Jinja in Aichi Prefecture, Japan (Jun 14 - 15)

Festival for the Shinto heavenly king deity, Susanoo no mikoto (Susa-no-O; Susanowo), in Japanese mythology the younger brother of Amaterasu Ômikami (the sun goddess, aka Ôhirume no muchi). This deity, who was the incarnation of wind or storm, came to be identified with Gozu Tennô, a Hindu god of plague. Thus, the word Tennô is still widely used for this Shinto god, who is revered for his power to cast out all evil ...

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