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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .
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hakuroku 白鹿 white deer, white stag
hakushika, shirojika, shiroi shika
Hirsch; Reh; Rotwild; Cervida. - Sikahirsch




The Japanese deer (Cervus nippon) is a sacred animal in Buddhism and in Shintoism too.
It is a symbol of a long and prosperous life.

. shika 鹿 / しか / シカ deer .
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Also the name of a prostitute of high ranking.

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. jizake 地酒 local brands of rice wine .



How to Serve Hakushika Sake
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白鹿 Legend of the White Deer“Hakushika"
Our core brand, "Hakushika," which literally means "white deer,"
is the subject of an old Chinese legend. According to this legend, the Tang Emperor Hsuan-Tsung who ruled from 712-756 and is known as the longest reigning emperor during the culture rich Tang Dynasty, found a white deer one day wandering in his palace gardens. Seeing that this rare and beautiful animal was adorned with a bronze medal indicating that the animal was 1000 years old, the Emperor recognized this as
an auspicious sign symbolizing a long and prosperous life.
The Japanese, who have traditionally adopted the Chinese images and legends of the deer also regard the white deer as a sign of longevity. As such, we chose Hakushika as our brand to represent both our long history as well as the future ahead of us.
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. Kasuga Taisha Kyoto 春日大社  .

春日鹿曼荼羅 Kasuga Deer Mandala


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On this scroll, a sacred Sakaki tree (Cleyera japonica) stands on the back of the white deer,
which is the messenger of the Deity of Kasuga.
The deer go back to the legend of the deity Takemikazuchi no mikoto 武甕槌神.
The "Great God of Kashima" rode on a white deer from Kashima, Ibaraki, all the way to the Kasuga shrine in Nara
as a divine messenger, and the deer became the symbol of Nara.
The Kasuga Deer Mandala tells the story.

Kasuga shrine has four main deities and the one of Wakamiya (the New Shrine) is seen as Buddhas standing on the branches. There are also wisteria blossoms (fuji), the symbol of the shrine and the Fujiwara family.
The top part of the mandala shows Mount Mikasa in front of the Kasuga hills.

Kasuga deer 春日の鹿
In October, the divine deer are all gathered in one place and the horns are cut.




御籤 Mikuji holder from Kasuga Taisha

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goshiki jika 五色鹿 deer in five colors
These deer are only about 2 cm high, made with bamboo legs.
They come in five colors and have white dots on their body.

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春日のの鹿も立ちそう花御堂
Kasuga no no shika mo tachisoo hana midoo

Kasuga Field's deer
also attend, I see...
blossom-filled temple

Kobayashi Issa
Tr. David Lanoue

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. . . . . . . . . . Gunma 群馬県



hakuroku Daruma 白鹿だるま white deer Daruma
The white deer is a messenger of the Gods.
This is an original Daruma from the Takasaki Gunma Daruma workshop
群馬県高崎で三代続くだるま工房「高崎だるま 真下輝永」.

. Gunma Folk Art - 群馬県 .





幸運の白鹿だるま white deer Daruma cookie

. Mingei Kukkii みんげいクッキー Mingei Folk Art Cookies .

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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

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. . . . . . . . . . Aichi 愛知県

jooruji gozen 浄瑠璃御前 Lady Joruri - 浄瑠璃姫 Princess Joruri


歌川国貞 Utagawa Kunisada

In the village of 矢作村 Yahagi in the province of 東三河 Eastern Mikawa, the courtesan 兼高長者 Kanetaka Choja gave birth to a beautiful girl named Joruri Gozen after praying to Yakushi Nyorai at the temple 鳳来寺 Horai-Ji. Yakushi came down in the form of a white deer. (Other versions tell of an old man with white hair who came to deliver the child of a white deer.)
Joruri Gozen was very beautiful, but she had only two toes on her feet, so she had to hide them with a cloth all the time.
The young samurai Yoshitsune, still under his boyhood name of  Ushiwakamaru was traveling with a gold merchant from Kyoto, Kaneuri Kichiji 金売吉次, to Hiraizumi in the Tohoku region (former みちのく Michinoku ). They spent the night at Choja's house and Joruri Gozen fell in love with Ushiwakamaru at first sight.
Both exchanged poems, as it was customary, and then spent the night together.
But come next morning Ushiwakamaru had to continue his journey.


Jorurihime 浄瑠璃姫 Pricness Joruri


Ushiwakamaru (Minamoto Yoshitsune) serenading Jorurihime (Lady Joruri) with a flute
Tamagawa Shucho (ca. 1790)



. 牛若丸 Ushiwakamaru - 義経 Yoshitsune .

Yahagi Jinja 矢作神社 "Shrine were an arrow was made"
愛知県岡崎市矢作町字宝珠庵1
Legend knows that Yamato Takeru passed here and made a arrow from bamboo that grew in the shallows of the river .
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. . . . . . . . . . Fukushima 福島県

Akagi Myoojin 赤城明神 Akagi Myojin
人皇五六代清和帝のころ、下野国(栃木県)日光山ふもとに万三郎という弓の名人がいた。このころ、上野国(群馬県)赤城明神と日光山の大権現が亜呂阿蘇意、日光山大権現が白鹿となり、さらに老翁となって万三郎に助けを求めた。万三郎は赤城明神が18丈の大蛇となって攻めてくるのをうちやぶった。その勇が禁裏に聞こえ、以降日本国中の山について山立御免となり、そのご朱印をいただいた。

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伊達市 Date

reimu 霊夢 dream
春日四社宮は仁明天皇の御宇、藤原政朝が霊夢により岩瀬郡鉾衝宮で通夜した時白鹿の神助があり、嘉祥3年11月14日下底岩根に建てられた。

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川俣町 Kawamata

saru ga kubi 猿か首 (サルガクビ) Place, "head of a monkey"
猿か首というところは昔、藤原政朝が霊夢により岩瀬郡鉾衝宮で通夜した時に山に迷い込み、しるべのものが手古る猿に変じ襲いかかり、白鹿の神助により危機を逃れたところである。

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. . . . . . . . . . Iwate 岩手県 

白鹿と天道 - 白いシカ shiroi shika
伯夷・叔斉と白鹿
天道是か非か - source : blog 歴史の裏  -

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Hiraizumi - Motsu-Ji 毛越寺

Legend of the White Deer
The temple history records that in the year 850 the great priest Ennin (Jikaku Daishi), the third head abbot of the Tendai sect, was traveling around northern Japan when he became lost in a thick fog in this area and was unable to proceed another single step.

When Ennin glanced at his feet, he noticed the hair of a white deer lying there beside them. Intrigued, the priest followed the trail of hair to find its owner, a white stag. Ennin approached the deer, but it vanished into the fog. In its place appeared a silver-haired old man who told the abbot,
"This is a sacred place.
If you build a temple here, the Buddhist law shall surely spread among the people."



Ennin sensed that this old man was an incarnation of the healing Buddha, Yakushi, and followed his advice. The priest built a hall which he named Kashoji, after the name of that historical period (850 was year 3 of Kasho).
And that is the legend of Motsuji's founding.
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. . . . . . . . . . Kanagawa 神奈川県  


source : nihonsinwa.com

Sakagami 坂神 "Deity of the Slope"
足柄山の白い鹿 The White Deer of Mount Ashigara
When Yamato Takeru 倭健命 / 日本武尊 came to the slope of the 足柄の坂 Ashigara Pass, the Deity of the Slope came out in the form of a white deer to disturb him.
Yamato Takeru took out his 乾飯 food packet with dry rice from Kyoto and some nira 韮 garlic chives and thew it at the Bad Deity. It hit his eye of the white deer and the animal died on the spot.
Yamato Takeru could now reach the top of the pass, sighing deeply three times.

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. . . . . . . . . . Kyoto 東京都
青梅市 Ome

shiro ookami 白狼 white wolf
Yamato Takeru 日本武尊東征の際、御嶽山からの山路を越えた時に、邪神が白鹿となって道を塞いだため、尊は道に迷った。白狼が現れて西北に導いた。尊はこの狼に告げて、山上の本陣での火災盗難の守護を命じたため、以後、御嶽山の守護神としてあがめられたという。

yamaoni 山鬼
Yamato Takeru
日本武尊東征の際、御嶽山付近を通りかかった折、深山の邪神が白鹿に化けて、散々尊を悩ました。尊は占いして、鹿が山鬼であることを知り、山蛭を鹿に投げつけると、目に当たって死に、鬼神は正体を現した。深山で道に迷った際に尊を導いた白い狼には、山に留まって火災盗難を防ぐよう命じ、以後、狼は御嶽山の大口真神として祭り上げられたという。

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. . . . . . . . . . Miyagi 宮城県
Sendai, 太白区 Taihaku

. Banjibanzaburo 万二万三郎 Banji Banzaburo Matagi hunters .


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石巻市 Ishinomaki

Hitsujizaki 零羊崎 石竜 sekiryuu stone dragon

長浜の北の岬に式内大社 Great Shrine Hitsujisaki Jinja 零羊崎神社がある。零羊はアオシシ(カモシカ)だが、神が白鹿にのって降臨したので零羊の字をあてたか。太古、石竜が幾重にも山を巻き、Mimakiyama 三巻(みまき)山という。のちに三を御とあらため、Omagiyama 御牧山(おまぎやま)と呼ぶ。


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. . . . . . . . . . Shizuoka 静岡県

tatari 祟り curse
A samurai from the Takeda clan fled to Mount Ryuusoozan 竜爪山 Ryusozan. There 権兵衛 Gonbei shot a white deer, but was soon cursed with a high fever. In a dream it was revealed to him that he should built a shrine. So he changed his name from Takeda to Taki 瀧 (waterfall)
and built a shrine to honor 竜爪権現 Ryuso Gongen.
Mount Ryusozan is 1015 meter high.
Some legends say it takes its name "nail of a dragon" because the form looks like scratched out by a 竜 dragon. This name was given to the mountain by Yamato Takeru.

Hozumi Jinja 穂積神社(ほづみじんじゃ)- another name for
Ryuuzoo Daigongen 竜爪大権現(りゅうそうだいごんげん)
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鉄砲祭り Teppō matsuri
This "gun festival" is an annual festival (reisai) held on April 17 at Hozumi Jinja in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
The shrine is also called Ryūsō-sama, and has attracted the faith of hunters as the kami of hunting. Especially during war years, Ryūsō became a "faddish deity" (hayarigami) that could provide protection from bullets, and thus drew many worshippers to this shrine. After the completion of worship observances, the ceremonial shooting of targets is performed by gun instead of by bow and arrow.
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. . . . . . . . . . Tochigi 栃木県
日光市 Nikko

万三郎 Banzaburo,日光山大権現 Nikkosan no Myojin,赤木明神 Akagiyama no Myojin
清和天皇の御世、貞観元(859)年の頃、下野国の日光山大権現と上野国の赤木明神が争っていた際、日光山の麓に住んでいた弓の名手・万三郎は前者に味方して勝利した為、以降、全国の狩猟を許されることとなった。

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. . . . . . . . . . Tokyo 東京都

. white wolf 白狼 and 日本武尊 Yamato Takeru .
A local demon shapeshifted into a hakuroku 白鹿 white deer and obstucted the road . . .

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. Yamato Takeru 日本武尊 / 倭健命 - Introduction .

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. Reference 白鹿 .

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