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Japanese folklore and mythology - New World Encyclopedia Japanese Silk Painting Shoki the Demon Slayer, 19th C ( By the Gods! — Kitsune. Kitsune originate from Japanese folklore... Rokurokubi are demons found in Japanese folklore.... - explaining ...

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Herbs of Folklore and Modern Medicine: White Willow, Aloe Vera, and Garlic
Many of the medicinal herbs we use today have been studied by modern science for application in today’s medical field. These studies have shown that our ancestral folk uses of these herbs were very much correct in their applications. Here we will explore...
Earth Mysteries >> Herbalism
Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
Grimassi, Raven
Raven Grimassi is the author of several books on Wicca and Witchcraft, including The Wiccan Mysteries, which was awarded Book of the Year and First Place-Spirituality Book by the Coalition of Visionary Retailers in 1998. Raven Grimassi was born in 1951 to an...
Real Interviews >> Authors
Harding, Deborah
Deborah Harding began gardening alongside her parents when she was just able to walk. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two daughters. She writes articles on herbal concerns for magazines and web-zines, and gives lectures and workshops on growing herbs...
Real Interviews >> Authors
What is the History of Reiki?
Usui Shiki Ryoho: The Usui System of Natural Healing Ancient Origins The Development of Usui Reiki Dr. Mikao Usui Dr. Chujiro Hayashi Hawayo Takata Mrs. Takata Talks about Reiki (transcript) Usui Shiki Ryoho: The Usui System of Natural Healing Reiki In Japan...
Body Mysteries >> Reiki
Discovery and Development of Reiki
"The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of wellbeing becomes." The Dalai Lama The traditional story of the discovery of Reiki is as historically correct as the biblical report of the life of Jesus - it is molded and...
Body Mysteries >> Reiki
So What is a Blue Moon?
We are not having any Blue Moons this year but the experts say that year 2001 will have an official "Blue Moon" in November. Your geographic location can make a difference to your experience of a Blue Moon. Depending on your longitude you may go...
Astrology >> The Moon

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Supernatural Abductions in Japanese Folklore
Supernatural Abductions in Japanese Folklore. BY. CARMEN BLACKER.
KOI DRAGON: In Japanese folklore, the Koi fish represents the
KOI DRAGON: In Japanese folklore, the Koi fish represents the overcoming of obstacles.
Japanese Folklore 2204060(April 2010) 1 / 3 Author Degree Title
Japanese Folklore. 2204060(April 2010). 1 / 3.
Spirited Away: Film of the Japanese Folk Symbols
is replete with Japanese folklore, tradition, and symbolism.
Foster cv 1.30.11
Contracted* The Book of Yôkai: Monsters of Japanese Folklore. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2009*.

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Japan donates cranes to show thanks for aid
According to Japanese folklore, red-crowned cranes are a symbol of longevity and fidelity. It is listed in CITES (also known as the Washington Convention) as an appendix 1 species, signifying that it is under threat of extinction.
100 Books in a Year July Update
I love Japanese folklore and this one had some pretty good ones. I'd heard some before, some just didn't make sense (only 1-2), but the others were wonderful reads and had a lot of lesson in them.
Takeshi Kitano And The Persistence Of Mortality
In Japanese folklore, ghosts and demons glide through the air with no legs. Kitano is essentially damning Murakawa from the outset. Throughout the film, Murakawa iterates that he was sent to die; he dreams of suicide and playing Russian roulette.

Suggested Web Resources

Japanese folklore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japanese folklore. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search.
Japanese Folktales
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10 Bizarre Creatures from Japanese Folklore
Ancient Tales and Folk-lore of Japan Index
Ancient Tales and Folk-lore of Japan. by Richard Gordon This is a memorable collection of historical legends and folktales from Japan.
Japanese Folklore :: SaruDama
In Japanese folklore the female demon (oni) Hannya figures prominently.

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