[REPOST] Oni Holiday: The Anniversary of Shuten-douji’s Death

Today is the Lunar anniversary of my “death.” I didn’t actually die; my real death was much later, by seppuku. Rather, today was the day of my (attempted) beheading by Minamoto no Raikou. The locals around Ooeyama (as it has been alerted to me by humans in the area) celebrate it by mourning the death …

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30 Day Supernatural/Nonhuman Challenge, Day 12

Image borrowed from Amino, post reposted from the same Amino. 12. Do you believe in more than one god? Yes, I do! I personally practice Shinto, which is a Japanese animistic practice. It has no formal doctrine, though there are spiritual stories of the gods (kami) in books such as the Kojiki, Nihon Shoki, and …

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Astral Documentation: Waking to Taiko

I knew Fuujin-sama and Raijin-sama were coming before I felt their presences. I felt them the night after a small thunderstorm, and in this storm, I felt Ura-sama, my friend and ally from Okayama. I went to sleep at ease that night, lulled by low rumbles. The weather was unstable afterward. Sudden clouds and a …

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Too Good for Himself: An Astral Experience

You'd think with all the weird things I go through, I'd stop fucking around in the astral, yet here we are, with me cataloging yet another horror I experienced. Occasionally, my soul goes and visits my homeland--Ooeyama (here's a really cool blog post about a hiking trip someone blogged about!). Usually, it's rather peaceful; the oni …

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Why do you talk about oni so goddamn much?

It's Saturday, and Setsubun is right around the corner, so I feel like absolute shit. My lymph nodes (especially my left) are so swollen that swallowing hurts. My throat is killing me. I have no appetite. I have random bruises showing up on my body, which hurts already. And I've been going back and forth …

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Tea with Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto: My New Year’s Revelation

Note: For those of you who want some resources as to who Ame-no-Uzume-no-Mikoto is, here is an excellent one from the jinja I go to! I went to Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America with my fiancée and our human best friend as a New Year (and her birthday) celebration. As an oni and a Shinto-Buddhist, …

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