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Tsukiyomi Ends Up Screwing Hospitality

i-am-a-misnomer:

Tsukiyomi is the Japanese moon god who ends up being sent by Amaterasu to the great feast that the goddess of plenty, Uke Mochi had cooked up.

He was curious to how Uke Mochi had made food. Tsukiyomi was too punctual and snuck into the kitchen to find out. To say the least, it was totally not what he had expected.

It was kind of appalling though.

Uke Mochi spit out fish from her mouth and broiled them. She hunted deers and all kinds of game that came out of her butt. She vomited up rice to feed the gods. The most awkward way of making food.

Tsukiyomi was not really impressed by her awesome magic fertility powers. It would have been totally better if he had no idea anyways (zemblanity I presume?). He went out from his hiding and slew the goddess into pieces with his sword.

Amaterasu was totally not impressed with Tsukiyomi for slaying the food goddess (they were sort of BFFs). Though she did make something interesting out of it, Amaterasu gathered the seeds left in the goddess’ body to later give them to Ninigi and his conquest of the land of Izumo and the silkworms to begin the art of weaving.

She also doomed the moon and sun to be separated for eternity as she swore to never see his face again.

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theblackgaykitsune:

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Neko-Mata
猫又
ねこまた
TRANSLATION: forked cat
HABITAT: towns and cities
DIET: carnivorous; frequently human
APPEARANCE: One particularly monstrous breed of bake-neko is a two-tailed variety known as neko-mata. Neko-mata are found in cities and villages, transformed from ordinary cats. They are born in the same way as other bake-neko, though only the oldest, largest cats with the longest tails (and thus more power and intelligence) become this powerful variety. When these cats transform from ordinary animals into yokai, their tale splits down the center into two identical tails. These are the monster cats most likely to be seen walking about on their hind legs and speaking human languages.
BEHAVIOR: While not all bake-neko are malicious or violent towards their masters, all neko-mata certainly are. They look upon humans with contempt, and are often responsible for summoning fireballs that start great conflagrations, killing many people. They frequently control corpses with their necromantic powers like puppet-masters, and they use their powerful influence to blackmail or enslave humans into doing their bidding.
The most dangerous and powerful neko-mata live deep in the mountains, in the shape of wild cats like leopards and lions. These wild monster cats grow to incredible sizes, many meters long, and prey on other large animals, such as wild boars, dogs, bears, and of course humans.

The difference between a neko-mata and a bake-neko is the size

theblackgaykitsune:

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Neko-Mata

猫又

ねこまた

TRANSLATION: forked cat

HABITAT: towns and cities

DIET: carnivorous; frequently human

APPEARANCE: One particularly monstrous breed of bake-neko is a two-tailed variety known as neko-mata. Neko-mata are found in cities and villages, transformed from ordinary cats. They are born in the same way as other bake-neko, though only the oldest, largest cats with the longest tails (and thus more power and intelligence) become this powerful variety. When these cats transform from ordinary animals into yokai, their tale splits down the center into two identical tails. These are the monster cats most likely to be seen walking about on their hind legs and speaking human languages.

BEHAVIOR: While not all bake-neko are malicious or violent towards their masters, all neko-mata certainly are. They look upon humans with contempt, and are often responsible for summoning fireballs that start great conflagrations, killing many people. They frequently control corpses with their necromantic powers like puppet-masters, and they use their powerful influence to blackmail or enslave humans into doing their bidding.

The most dangerous and powerful neko-mata live deep in the mountains, in the shape of wild cats like leopards and lions. These wild monster cats grow to incredible sizes, many meters long, and prey on other large animals, such as wild boars, dogs, bears, and of course humans.

The difference between a neko-mata and a bake-neko is the size

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Hachiman

i-am-a-misnomer:

Also known as: Ojin, Yawata-no-Kami

(god) Hachiman was once a mere folk deity who helped peasants and fishermen get greater yields. Deified emperor so to speak. Then, boom! He got an overnight rise in priorities. He became the Buddhist god of valour and justice and later, the tutelary guardian of samurai. He invented the bushido to help the warriors fight better. He’s also the god of peace and abhors violence. He’s best buds with Marishiten, the Buddhist goddess of battle and magic.

See also: Bishamonten, Guan Yu, Kim-un Kamui, Marishiten, Omoikane

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Shinerikyu and Amaikyu

i-am-a-misnomer:

(gods) The divine couple created by Nirai Kang, the all powerful creator deity. They were brought to the Earth below to create the world. Shinerikyu and Amaikyu consummated their love (non-sexuallly) and created the first king, the first priestess and the first peasant. After the kang had structured the world and placed the sacred portals, they departed to a mythical land.

See also: Izanagi, Izanami

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Sudden Shower Over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake (Ohashi Atake no Yudachi), No. 58 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
One can almost hear the crack of thunder as the roiling black clouds burst into sheets of heavy rain, scattering the huddled shapes on the bridge below. On the blue-gray expanse of the Sumida River, a solitary boatman poles his log raft downstream past the area known as Atake, impervious to the storm. This is a yūdachi—an “evening descent” of the thunder god—a summer rain in which the heavens suddenly darken late in the day, releasing torrents of rain in large drops that then quickly clear. The undisputed masterpiece of the series, this print was accorded the honor of a copy in oil by Vincent van Gogh, now in Amsterdam.
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando), Japanese, 1797-1858

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Sudden Shower Over Shin-Ohashi Bridge and Atake (Ohashi Atake no Yudachi), No. 58 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

One can almost hear the crack of thunder as the roiling black clouds burst into sheets of heavy rain, scattering the huddled shapes on the bridge below. On the blue-gray expanse of the Sumida River, a solitary boatman poles his log raft downstream past the area known as Atake, impervious to the storm. This is a yūdachi—an “evening descent” of the thunder god—a summer rain in which the heavens suddenly darken late in the day, releasing torrents of rain in large drops that then quickly clear. The undisputed masterpiece of the series, this print was accorded the honor of a copy in oil by Vincent van Gogh, now in Amsterdam.

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Does anyone watch Nurarihyon no Mago ??

girlwiththetardistattoo:

I never see it on my dash, ever. 

Do people not watch it because they don’t think its good?  Or is it just not popular ???????

I think its pretty good. I mean the first season wasn’t as great as the second season. But season one was still good enough to keep me watching.

And then I got to season two and was like IT GOT SO MUCH BETTER IM SO GLAD I KEPT WATCHING IT!!!!

I actually still have like 4 episodes left but I’ve been watching other animes to procrastinate because I dont want to finish it! Then I got all caught up on my FT rewatch trying to rewatch the series before the premier of the new one. I want to finish it but I also don’t because the word is it just wasnt popular enough for a third season :(((((((((((((((

But yeah Nura is totally great especially Demon Capital you should give it a shot if you’re reading this. 

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