Izomo's Shinobi known as the Hachiya

Imperial Shinobi of Izumo – The Hachiya

Hachiya Ya no Saburo, 鉢屋 弥之三郎 (year of birth unknown) was a ninja during the Sengoku period. One of the leading members of the “Hachiya-Shu” (鉢屋衆) and a vassal to the Amago clan (尼子氏). (1A) The Hachiya were an entertainment group in Izumo no Kuni that performed during festivals and at New Years’ time. They also served as […]

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The legends of the opening of Togakushi Mountain

The legends of the opening of Togakushi Mountain

The legends of the opening of Togakushi Mountain in Shinshu (Nagano) originate with the myths of “Amano-Iwato”, translated as “The cave of the sun goddess” or “heavenly rock cave”. According to the Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters), the devious actions of Susano’o, the Japanese god of storms, drove his sister Amaterasu, the sun goddess, into

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