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What Do You Know About ‘Tengu’? A Legendary Japanese Creature

The Japanese word “Tengu” comes from the two words, “tian” and “gou,” which translates to “heaven” and “dog,” respectively, thus the name “heavenly dog.” Found in old Japanese folktales, Tengu are considered as a type of god in the Shinto religion but are mostly only thought of as supernatural creatures. Let’s find out more about…

Are Old People Being Dumped in Forests and Left to Die?

A young woman looks at her mother. The frail, old woman can no longer walk long distances and usually spends her days inside the house with the family. Her hair has turned white, and the foggy mist in her eyes indicates that she is losing her vision. Her daughter really loves her, but does not…

Do You Know These 4 Mythical Beasts Guarding Japan’s Cardinal Directions?

If it’s about myths, folklore, and legends, Japan is a country with a lot to offer. From stories based on local traditions up to those derived from foreign influence through cultural assimilation, the country has developed a rich collection of tales that are mirrored in today’s pop culture. Belief in sacred beasts and spirits is…

Witness the Okawa River Turn Into Milky Way at This Summer Event in Osaka

As the summer months are fast approaching, so are this season’s festivals and colorful events in Japan. In Osaka particularly, an annual event called “Heisei OSAKA Legend of the Milky Way” lights up the Okawa River with little LED balls, making the river look like our galaxy, the Milky Way. Check it out! The Legend…

Explore the Legend and Beauty of Japan’s Famous Double-Peak Mount Tsukuba!

Tsukuba is a city in Japan which is famous for pilgrimages and in line with this, is also surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges. One of the most popular mountains in the area, as well as the whole of Japan, is Mount Tsukuba which is situated almost at the center of Ibaraki prefecture. It is known…

The Mysterious Story Behind Jesus Christ’s Tomb in Aomori

Japan is a country shrouded with mysteries. An extremely interesting example of one of these mysteries involves a village in Aomori. According to one cosmo archeologist, Wado Kosaka, (along with some of the residents of the village who believe the legend) Shingo village is the final resting place of Jesus Christ. elgonzi.com/ Takenouchi Documents checkyourfacts.wordpress.com/…