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tsuno 鬼の角 伝説 Oni Demon Legends about their horns



Why do Oni have horns ?

The explanation relates to the concept of
kimon 鬼門 Oni gate - Demon Gate

The zodiac animals associated with this 北東の方角 Northeastern region are
ushi-tora 丑寅 the bull and the tiger.
Oni are therefore usually depicted with bull horns and tiger fangs, wearing loincloths made of tiger skin.
(Tigers were not known in Japan.)

. Why are the Oni often wearing 虎柄のパンツ tiger pants? .

There are Oni with one or two horns, and some have none.

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Oni with two horns


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Hannya 般若 Hannya Demon Mask

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. setsubun 節分 "seasonal divide" rituals .
For Setsubun, there are usually two demons,
Aka-Oni 赤鬼 Red Demon and Ao-Oni 青鬼 Blue/Green Demon.
They have two horns and two eyes.


. chimaki 粽 dumplings like Oni horns .


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godai ma-o son 五大魔王尊 Five Gread Monster Kings skulls


source : nicheee.com/archives

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kitsuneoni, kitsune-oni 狐鬼 fox-demon







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kumaoni, kuma-oni 熊鬼 bear-demon



onikuma oni-kuma 鬼熊 Demon-Bear Yokai
鬼熊という妖怪


『絵本百物語』竹原春泉画

鬼熊(おにくま)は、木曽谷(長野県)に伝わる妖怪。江戸時代の奇談集『絵本百物語』に記述がある。 解説[編集]. 歳を経た熊が妖怪となったもの。人前に姿を現すことは滅多にないが、夜更けに山から人里に現れ、人のように直立歩行し、家畜の牛馬を捕えて山 ...
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nekooni, neko-oni 猫鬼 cat-demon


猫鬼の頭蓋骨 skull from the cat-demon
from 福島県いわき市 Fukushima, Iwaki town


tenoni, ten-oni 天鬼 cat-demon skull without horns




- neko-oni no wabi shoomon 猫鬼の侘び証文 ・ 猫鬼の証文 Fukushima *

猫鬼研究会 -
- reference source : togetter.com -

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torioni, tori-oni 鳥鬼 "bird demon" - bird skulls with horns



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. kaijuu 怪獣 Kaiju - mythological beasts and animals .
genjuu 幻獣 Genju, mysterious creature, cryptid

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Oni with one horn


北上市・鬼の館 - Exhibition at Kitakami Town
- reference source : blogs.yahoo.co.jp/shigeaki0430 -


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Oni with no horns

. Kishibojin, Kishimojin 鬼子母神 .
a demon mother turned protector of children



 the Kanji character for ONI usually has a horn on the head.
The writing for Kishibojin is often seen without the horn on the Kanji, since she turned a protector deity.




雑司ヶ谷鬼子母神 Tokyo, Zoshigaya Kishibojin Temple

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鳴門市 Naruto city 北灘 Kitanada / 撫養町 Muyacho

. temple Hoosenji 法泉寺 Hosen-Ji .
venerates the horns of an Oni 鬼角.

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- reference : nichibun yokai database 妖怪データベース -
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