shiyakujin no hokora
A Book of Little Traditions
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ToCkamiTypes of kamiyaoyorozu-no-kamishi-yaku-jin

shi-yaku-jin – 06 / 12 / 2014
shi-yaku-jin しやくじん 四厄神
shi (four)
yaku (misfortune, bad luck)
jin | kami (that which inspires feelings of reverence, awe, gratitude, fear/terror)

❖ The Four Misfortune kami, or the Four Bad Luck kami
binbô-no-kami – kami that cause poverty
ekibyô-no-kami – kami that cause disease
kyô-no-kami – kami that cause misfortune and disaster/crop failure
shi-no-kami – kami associated with death and dying

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