Deities, Kami, Shinto

Kami Focus – Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto (月読)

Name meaning: 月読 (月 - moon, month, 読 - reading, counting). Another translation could be tsukiyo 月夜 - moonlight night and mi 見 - looking/watching. Other names: Tsukiyomi, Tsuki no kami (Kojiki), Tsukuyomi-no-mikoto, Tsukiyomi-no-mikoto Kami of: the moon Themes: Balance, Sensitivity, Intuition and other aspects associated with the moon Enshrined at: Many places including Tsukuyomi Jinja  at Matsunoo Taisha (Kyoto), Tsukuyomi… Continue reading Kami Focus – Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto (月読)

Deities, Kami, Shinto

Kami Focus: Ryujin (龍神)

Name meaning: 龍神 "Dragon god" Other names: Ryojin (Dragon god), Ryuo (Dragon king), Ryugu (Dragon palace), Watatsumi (Sea god) Kami of: the Ocean, agriculture, fishermen Themes: Water, agriculture Enshrined at: Watatsumi jinja (Kobe and Kitakyūshū), Daikai jinja (Osaka) to name a few. The Katase-Enoshima station in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture was also designed with Ryujin's palace in mind.  These beautiful architectural designs pay… Continue reading Kami Focus: Ryujin (龍神)