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Welcome to Japanese Mythology & Legends.

This blog represents an effort to provide a map of the mythology and legends of Japan. A map to trace the trails and ties to human lineages, tutelary clans or cultures, some leading out of Japan to Central Asia, or East Asia or Southeast Asia and beyond. This blog will not duplicate other literature compiling or chronicling myths and legends. Instead, it seeks out ancient connections and commonalities of the story elements and symbolism. It attempts to trace the diffusion routes of the myths, to understand these cultural landmarks of human consciousness of antiquity that were once common understanding without borders. We see darkly through the glass … nevertheless, join us on a marvelous and worthwhile journey into the wonderland of the Japanese mythical world.

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