8/31/2017

aooni blue green demon

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. akaoni, aka-oni 赤鬼 Red Oni Demon .
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aooni, ao-oni 青鬼伝説 Blue or Green Oni Demon Legends



Together with his companion, the akaoni, aka oni 赤鬼 Red Oni, he takes part in the Setsubun rituals.

. setsubun 節分 / せつぶん the Seasonal Divide .
February 3, the day before the beginning of spring (risshun 立春) according to the Asian lunar calendar.
The Setsubun Ao-oni is usually blue.

aoi 青い can be translated as blue or green . . .
. blue and green in translation for 青 .
aozora 青空 blue sky / aoringo 蒼りんご green apple




. Aoni shuuraku 青鬼集落 "Green Demon" Aoni village, Nagano .
Aoni Hokujō, Hakuba-mura, Kitaazumi-gun -青鬼神社 Aoni Jinja (Aooni Jinja )
善鬼大明神 Zenki Daimyojin (御善鬼様 O-Zenki Sama) - The Benevolent Demon
O-Zenki no Yakata お善鬼の館 Mansion of Zenki - Museum


Most legends involve both the red and the blue Oni, so they will be featured here:
. akaoni, aka-oni 赤鬼 Red Oni Demon .


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. Japanese Legends - 伝説 民話 昔話 – ABC-List .

............................................................................ Akita 秋田県
仙北市 Senboku, Semboku city

akai hi 赤い火 red flames
If someone passed the graveyard after sunset, there were red flames hopping around to be seen.
Two or three blue Oni spit fire and ate it again, amusing themselves with the red flames.
When a brave samurai went there to check out the real reason, there were some beggars sitting on the ground, sticking burning leaves of local potatoes in their nose and blow them out.


............................................................................ Hokkaido 北海道
函館市 Hakodate

oni ningyoo 鬼人形 demon dolls
A craftsman with special skills made a carving of 酒顛童子 Shuten Doji for the festival float, with a red and blue demon at its side.
But the wandering souls of a young couple that had committed suicide in dispair begun to stick to the float.
鬼人形 demon dolls of the two were made and hung outside to make their spirits go away.

. The Demon Shuten dōji 酒呑童子 Shuten Doji .


............................................................................ Nara 奈良県

. the Demons Zenki 前鬼 and Goki 後鬼 .
the husband Zenki 前鬼 and his wife Goki 後鬼, servants of En-no-Gyôja 役行者 En no Gyoja.
They take part in oni no gyooretsu 鬼の行列 a Demon parade during the festival in honor of En no Gyoja.
Apart from Zenki and Goki, many red and blue demons march along on August 3rd.



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

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kuro-oni, kurooni 黒鬼伝説 black Oni demon Legends


............................................................................ Aomori 青森県

. oniko, oni-ko 津軽の鬼子 Tsugaru .
kuro-oni no men 黒鬼の面 mask of black Oni
赤倉山神社 Akakurayama Jinja (百沢東岩木山1-39)Hyakuzawa Higashiiwakisan


source : yukitomanager.blog.jp/archives...



............................................................................ Chiba 千葉県

. onibabari 鬼払い driving out the demons, Setsubun .
with a red, blue and black demon


............................................................................ Fukushima 福島県
大笹生 (おおざそう) Oozaso distsrict

大笹生の黒鬼伝説 Black Oni legend from Ozaso
In the North-West of Fukushima city there is a mountain plateau called Ozaso.
Once upon a long long LONG time, there lived a black Oni.
He often came down from his mountain to eat villagers and travelers and cause a lot of trouble as 人食い鬼 a man-eating Oni.
Even the priest from a local temple was eventually eaten by the Oni.
Then one day a traveling monk came to stay in the village and heard the story. The villagers asked him to drive out the Oni, but first he refused, because he had no trust in his power to do so.
The villagers talked to him again and made him hold a memorial service for all the perished souls.
As things go, the monk stayed at the temple and became its priest after all.

One night as he slept, Dainichi Nyorai appeared at his pillow and taught him how to get rid of the man-eating Oni:

「修行者よ、黒鬼の心を静める方法を教えますからよく聞きなさい。
ここより西南、土湯の山奥、仁田沼のほとりに大きなトチの樹があります。
根元に落ちている実を広い、それで団子を三個作りなさい。
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- reference source : blogs.yahoo.co.jp/okotanjp... -


............................................................................ Kagoshima 鹿児島県

園山の由来考察と黒鬼伝説 Sonoyama and the legend of Kuro-Oni
黒神さまは文化財 Kurokamisama - 腹五社神社 Haragosha Shrine 黒神埋没鳥居 Torii gate of the shrine

Haragosha Shrine shrine was built in the new village of the people of the Kurokami Area after they resettled following a large eruption in the Edo Period (the Annei Eruption).
The god from the shrine of their old home is enshrined here.
... This three meter-high stone torii has been buried in volcanic lava and ash since the eruption of Sakurajima in 1914, leaving just its head peeking out. It was actually completely covered but builders discovered it while doing excavation work in the process of building a school in the area. The village mayor took the decision to leave it partially buried in remembrance of the devastating eruption.
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............................................................................ Kyoto 京都

At the temple 廬山寺 Rozan-Ji in Kyoto, there are Oni of three colors.
The red Oni symbolizes greed, the green Oni anger and the black Oni stupidity.
They are the three most important bonnoo 煩悩 earthly desires



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- reference source : .. allabout.co.jp/fashion/colorcoordinate/... -




. bonnoo 煩悩 worldly desires, illusions .
貪 = むさぼり, greed
瞋 = いかり, anger
癡 = おろかさ, stupidity


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死にかけた子が黒鬼の絵を画いた
shi ni kaketa ko ga kuro-oni no e o kaita

struggling with death
the child painted
a black demon


八木三日女 Yagi Mikajo (1924 - 2014)

. Oni to Haiku 鬼と俳句 Haiku with Demons .

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