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Mt. Tsukuba and Daidara-Botchi - Part 2

In the previous post of this two-part series, I introduced the most widely known stories about the giant, Daidara-Botchi.

Part two is another version I heard from my high school teacher.  288 more words

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Mt. Tsukuba and Daidara-Botchi: Part 1

My hometown is located in the Kanto region of central Honshu. It’s not too far from Tokyo but it’s a typical rural city where farming is still one of the major industries. 455 more words

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Kitsune Fox Spirit

AN ADVENTURE IN ILLUSTRATING MYTHOLOGY

A Kitsune or Kyubi-no-kitsune is a mythological fox woman of Japanese folklore. They are often depicted as intelligent beings and having magical abilities that can increase with their age and wisdom. 135 more words