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enzantengyou:  鉄人仮面テムジン将軍

enzantengyou: 鉄人仮面テムジン将軍

Umibōzu is a spirit in Japanese folklore. The Umibōzu is said to live in the ocean and capsize the ship of anyone who dares speak to it. This spirit’s name, which combines the character for “sea” with the character of “Buddhist monk,” is possibly related to the fact that the Umibōzu is said to have a large, round head, resembling the shaven heads of Buddhist monks. Alternatively, they are enormous Yōkai (spectres) that appear to shipwreck victims and fishermen.

'The Sailor Tokuso Encountering an Umibōzu' by Japanese printmaker Utagawa Kuniyoshi Ukiyo-e print. Umibōzu is a spirit in Japanese folklore. The Umibōzu is said to live in the ocean and capsize the ship of anyone who dares speak to it.