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4/30/2012

Doobutsu Animals and Amulets INFO

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Doobutsu 動物 Animals and Talismans

Some animals are sacred messengers of the deity at a shrine.

reijuu 霊獣 sacred animal




the sacred rhinoceros at Nikko Toshogu Shrine
sai 霊獣の犀(さい)


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First and foremost for the animals we have

. The 12 Zociac animals 干支  eto, kanshi .

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. ne 子 (nezumi 鼠) Rat (mouse)
Ootoyo Jinja 大豊神社 Otoyo Jinja - 狛ねずみ

. ushi 丑 Ox (cow, bull) .
. Tenmangu shrines 天満宮 Tenjin shrines .
Ushijima Jinja 牛島神社

. tora 寅 Tiger .

. u (usagi) 卯 Rabbit, hare .
***** . Sumiyoshi Jinja 住吉神社 .
Tsuki jinja 調神社

. tatsu 辰 Dragon .

. mi (hebi) 巳 Snake, Serpent .
. Benten shrines 弁天 弁財天 .
***** Oomiwa jinja 大神神社 Omiwa Shrine

. uma 午 Horse .
Shirayama Hime Jinja 白山比咩神社
Samukawa Jinja 寒川神社

. mi (hitsuji) 未 Ram (sheep) .
Tamagawa Daishi 玉川大師 Tokyo

. saru 申 Monkey .
. Hiyoshi Taisha 日吉大社 山王 Sannoo .

. tori 酉 Rooster (chicken, cock) .
... shinkei 神鶏 sacred rooster
... kake かけ【鶏】 rooster
. Ise Grand Shrine 伊勢神宮, Ise Jingu .

. inu 戌 / 犬 Dog .

. i (inoshishi) 亥 Boar (wild boar) .
. Wake Jinja 和気神社 Okayama .


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. Petto omamori ペットお守り amulets for your pet .
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kingyo 金魚 goldfish amulet
uma 馬お守り amulet for horses

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. komainu, koma inu 狛犬 "Korean Dog" shrine guardian .
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. koma...  狛 shrine guardian animals .
komabato, koma no hato 狛鳩 guardian doves, dove
komagitsune, koma no kitsune 狛狐 guardian foxes
komainoshishi, koma inoshishi 狛猪 guardian wild boar
komaookami, koma ookami 狛狼 guardian wolves, wolf
komanezumi, koma nezumi  狛鼠 / 狛ネズミ guardian mice
komatobi 狛鳶 guardian black kite
komausagi, koma usagi 狛うさぎ guardian rabbit
komaushi, koma ushi 狛牛 guardian bull
komazaru, koma no saru 狛猿 guardian monkey


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Other animals


. ei, aka-ei あかえい red manta .


. gumyooshichoo, gumyoo shichoo 共命之鳥 Gumyo Bird of Paradise .


hachi, mitsubachi 蜂 bee
***** . 二荒山神社 Futarasan Shrine, Nikko .


. hato 鳩 dove dolls .
- - - - - hatobue 鳩笛 pidgeon whistle, pidgeon flute
. Hachiman jinja 八幡神社 and the dove messenger .
Iwashimizu Hachimangu 石清水八幡宮 - Mitake Hachimangu 三宅八幡宮





. Inari 稲荷 the Fox Deity .
Inari shrines


inu 犬 chin 狆 Chinese spaniel dog


. Kaeru カエル 蛙 Frog Amulet - Frosch .
Hiki Daimyoojin 蟇大明神 the Great Frog Deity


. Kame 亀 turtle, tortoise .
and the Urashima Taro legend 浦島太郎
***** . Matsuo Taisha 松尾大社 Kyoto .
Nanao Tenjin Shrine 七尾天神社
Hokusei Jinja 北星神社


. Kappa Daimyojin 河童大明神 Great Deity Kappa .


. Karasu 烏 raven .
Kumano Hongu Taisha 熊野本宮大社
Ookunitama Jinja 大国魂神社 and a few others


kasasagi 鵲 magpie
Kashii Jinja 香椎神社


kiji 雉 pheasant
Keta Jinja 気多神社


. kinmedai 金目鯛 "Golden Eye" sea bream, alfonsino .

. koi 鯉 carp .
namazu なまず / 鯰 catfish legends and toys
taiguruma, tai kuruma 鯛車 sea bream with wheels
and other fish amulets


. mukade, hyakusoku 百足 centipede .
the deity Bishamonten 毘沙門天


ookami 狼 wolf
. Mitsumine Jinja 三峰神社 .
. Musashi Mitake Jinja 武蔵御嶽神社 .
Kamayama Jinja 釜山神社


. Oshirasama おしらさま silkworm .
Kaiko sama 蚕神 Silkworm deity , Kodama sama 蚕玉様
and Memyo Bosatsu 馬鳴菩薩



raichoo 雷鳥 snow grouse, ptarmigan
Kiso Sangake Jinja 木曽御獄神社


. Risu りすのおつげ Squirrel .
***** Hirano Jinja, Kyoto 京都 平野神社



sagi 鷺 snow heron, white egret
***** . Kehi Jinguu 氣比神宮 ー 気比神宮 Tsuruga .
Mishima Jinja 三島神社
Atsuta Jinja 熱田神宮
Saginomori Jinja 鷺森神社


. Shika 鹿 deer .
goshiki jika 五色鹿 deer in five colors
. Kasuga Shrine 春日大社 Kasuga-taisha - Nara .
. Kashima Shrine 鹿島神宮 Kashima Jingu .
. Itsukushima Shrine 厳島神社 Itsukushima Jinja . Miyajima
Ooharano Jinja 大原野神社 Oharano Jinja


shirohebi 白蛇 white serpent
- - - - - . Suwa Shrine 諏訪大社 Suwa Taisha .


. Tai, tai 鯛 sea bream, auspicious dolls .
- - - - - tai bonbori 鯛ぼんぼり sea bream lantern

tanuki 狸 racoon dog
. Eiyoo Gongen 栄誉権現 Venerable Guard Deity .
上野東照宮の栄誉権現社 at Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Tokyo
Yanagimori Jinja 柳森神社
Chingo doo 鎮護堂
. Tanuki and Kappa 狸 と 河童 -   .  


. tsuru つる/ 鶴 auspicious crane dolls .
- - - - - . Oosaki Hachimangu 大崎八幡宮 Osaki Hachiman Shrine .
***** . Suwa Shrine 諏訪大社 Suwa Taisha .



umihebi 海蛇 sea serpent -orochi 大蛇 big serpent
***** . Izumo taisha 出雲大社 Izumo Grand Shrine .

unagi 鰻 eel, Aal
Mishima Jinja 三嶋神社(Unagi Jinja うなぎ神社)


uso 鷽 bullfinch
. usokae うそ替え exchanging bullfinches .
at Tenmangu shrines 天満宮


. zoo 象 elephant, der Elefant - art motives .
. . . . . . Fugen Bosatsu 普賢菩薩 Samantabhadra .


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external LINKS

source : kyoto-zoo.com/
List of animals related to shrines and temples in Kyoto
京都寺社動物図鑑

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tako 蛸 octopus

  • 蛸(タコ Octopus)




  • . okutopasu - オクトパス - oku to pass - .
    amulet to pass an examination



    source : brogld.net/matchmaking
    TAKO to find a good partner - 蛸壺が運ぶ蛸の縁

    . tako sanbasoo 蛸三番叟 octopus dancing the Sanbaso .

    . - more TAKO amulets - .


    tako ningyoo 蛸人形 octopus dolls
    . . . CLICK here for Photos !

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    Reference 霊獣 reijuu
    http://tencoo.fc2web.com/jinja/xreizyu.htm

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    . Regional Folk Toys from Japan .


    . Tohoku after the BIG earthquake March 11, 2011

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