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Legends about Plants

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Legends about Plants 植物と伝説 shokubutsu to densetsu


. Saijiki about Plants 植物の歳時記 Season Words .
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植物怪異伝説新考 / 日野巌 Hino Iwao
More books about strange things in Japan
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. Bamboo shoots - takenoko bamboo shoot legends - 筍 / 竹の子 伝説 .


. Trees - Legends about trees - 木と伝説 .

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. asa 麻 (あさ) hemp .
152 to explore
- - - - - . Aoso 青麻 "Green Hemp" .
Aoso Jinja 青麻神社 "Green Hemp Shrine", Miyagi, Sendai


. daikon 大根 Radish, Reddish .
100 to explore // daikon taboos and inoko 亥の子 / イノコ / 亥子 the "young wild boar"


. hoozuki ホウズキ - 鬼燈 - 鬼灯 - ほうずき Chinese lantern plant .


. kaki 柿 persimmon - Diospyros kaki - Sharon Fruit . *


. kataba no ashi, kataha no ashi 片葉の葦 One-sided Reed .
12 to explore

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. suikazura スイカズラ / 吸葛 / nindoo 忍冬 と伝説 honeysuckle .
Lonicera japonica


. shoobu 菖蒲 Shobu, Japanese Iris . *
122 to explore / 菖蒲湯

. 大谷刑部 Otani Gyobu and the battle of Sekigahara 関ヶ原の戦い .


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uri 瓜 gourd

Urikohime 瓜子姫 The princess born from a gourd

a girl borne from a gourd was raised by an elderly couple, sheltering her from evil. One day she let Amanojaku inside the house and he killed her, using her skin to impersonate her.

. Amanojaku, Ama no Jaku 天邪鬼 Heavenly Evil Spirit - Legends.

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kin no uritane / uridane 金の瓜種 - kin no uri 金のうり The golden gourd seeds
told in many fishing villages along the coast, especially in Okinawa.
It is also told in mountain village, but only as "heard from a visitor".

About a boy who's mother was concubine to a lord, but got thrown out by the jealousy of the other maidens, who placed gourd seeds under her cushion. When she sat on it, it made the sound of a fart . . . and farting in front of the lord was No-No.
So she was dispelled from the castle, bound onto a small boat and floated in the sea.

She was found by a couple and gave birth after some time. Then the boy, when he was old enough, asked about his father.
When the boy learned the truth, he asked his mother for three seeds of a gourd and then went to the castle. He walked around it all day, shouting:
"Anyone wants to buy golden seeds of a gourd?"
He walked around the castle for three days and finally the lord got interested and asked to boy to come in and sell him the seeds.



"One of them costs 1000 pieces of gold!" said the boy. "And I can only sell them to a person who does not fart!"
「確かに金の瓜がなります。しかしこの金の瓜は、屁をふらぬ女が植えなければなりません」
Suddenly the lord remembered his old love and the rest of the story . . . and realized the boy was his own son !

So the boy was installed heir of the lord and his mother was back in favor again.

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妖怪 データベース yokai database about URI 瓜 (60 entries) tba
怪瓜 / 瓜子姫 Uri Hime, 便所神 Toilet Deity and more
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. uri 瓜, makuwa uri 真桑瓜 Oriental melon .
Cucumis melo var. makuwa
hisago 瓠 Hisago gourd, bottle gourd . . .


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. yanagi 柳 willow tree .
- - - - - . - daija, orochi 大蛇 the huge serpent, great snake - .
jayanagi (hebiyanagi) 蛇柳 the "serpent willow tree" Snake Willow - Kabuki

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- ABC - List of plant legends from the Prefectures
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津山市 Tsuyama town, 瓜生原 Uryubara "gourd-growing plain"

In this village people believe the benjogami 便所神 Deity of the Toilet is blind, so not to bump into him they call out loud before entering the toilet.

. benjogami 便所神 Deity of the Toilet .


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. Japanese Reference .


マンガ昔話データベース Manga Mukashibanashi database
身代わり地蔵 / きえた西瓜 / 夫婦岩 / 七夕さま
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妖怪 データベース yokai database
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