Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sketches of Japanese Folk Religion and Fairy Tales - part 2
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A girl in the Tono district was given some leaves by tall red faced man (in the Tono district kami appear with red faces) and from this she gained the power of divination. (In Japan shamans which gained their power from various kami and other beings were most often female) It was commonly believed that people gained the power of divination from mountain kami who possessed them. At first such possessed people would go mad, but eventually they would go into a trance.


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