Kami

2023-08-06 Snargl 4 minutes 58 seconds

What is a Kami?

Kami in a kimono with a sword in her hand and a red sun behind her
Kami in a kimono holding two swords in front of a forest with lanterns and lanterns hanging from the ceiling
Kami in a kimono holding two swords in front of a pagoda with mountains in the background and fog in the air
Kami in a fantasy costume is holding chains and a moon in the background
Kami in a bikini and head wrap with a necklace and bracelet on her neck
Kami with horns and a blue dress in a city at night with people in the background and a neon sign
The word Kami in Japanese refers to a very extensive category of beings, objects and phenomena endowed with supernatural powers and the ability to create both good and evil.

Kami is often depicted as a beautiful young maiden.

In the Japanese system of traditional Shinto beliefs, the totality of all deities is represented as an association of a group of amatsukami or heavenly kami with a group of earthly kami or kunitsukami.

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What is a kami in Japan?

Kami in a kimono holding a sword in a dark room with oriental writing on the walls and a blue sky
Kami in a kimono holding two swords in front of a landscape with flowers and a pagoda in the background
Kami with a sword and a full moon in the background is wearing a kimono
Kami in a kimono holding a sword on a beach with a full moon in the background and mountains
Kami in a kimono holding two swords in front of a pagoda with red doors and a sky background
Kami in a kimono holding a sword in a cave with rocks and a moon in the background
Some kami are benevolent and helpful, while others are malevolent and harmful.

Kami can also be classified as yōkai, which are supernatural creatures that can be good or evil.

Examples of kami are Amaterasu, the sun goddess; Ryūjin, the dragon king of the sea; and Kappa, a reptilian water sprite.

Kami are an important part of Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, as well as Japanese culture and mythology.

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What is an example of a kami?

Kami in a kimono holding a sword in front of a pagoda with lanterns
Kami with long hair and a kimono on a cloudy day with clouds in the background and a red flower in her hair
Geisha female Kami with long black hair and a flower in her hair
Kami in a purple dress holding a sword in front of a building with a cherry blossom tree in the background
Kami in a kimono holding a sword in front of a full moon and mountains
Kami with long hair and makeup in a kimono with orange clouds behind her
A kami is a term for a divine being or a spirit in the Shinto religion of Japan.
Kami can be anything that is awe-inspiring, mysterious, or sacred, such as natural phenomena, animals, plants, or even human beings.

There are many types of kami in Japanese folklore and mythology, some of which are similar to yōkai, which are supernatural creatures or phenomena.

One example of a kami that is also a fantasy creature is the oni, which is a kind of demon, ogre, or troll.
Oni are usually depicted as large, muscular humanoids with horns, fangs, and sometimes a third eye.
They have skin colors ranging from red to blue to black, and they wear tiger skins or iron clubs as weapons.
Oni are known for their great strength and their evil nature, as they often attack and eat humans.
Some oni can also be benevolent or helpful to humans, depending on the legend or story.

Another example of a kami that is also a fantasy creature is the kappa, which is a water sprite or imp.
Kappa are usually portrayed as green-skinned reptilians with webbed hands and feet, and a turtle-like shell on their back.
They have a dish-like depression on their head that holds water, which is the source of their power.
If the dish is emptied or damaged, the kappa becomes weak or dies.
Kappa are fond of cucumbers and sumo wrestling, but they can also be mischievous or harmful to humans, especially by drowning them or stealing their shirikodama, a mythical organ located near the anus.

These are just two examples of kami that are also fantasy creatures in Japanese culture.

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What is the symbol for kami?

Kami in a blue and gold dress holding a sword and a flower in her hair
Kami in a kimono holding a sword in front of a mountain lake with cherry blossoms in the background
Kami in a pink kimono holding a sword in front of a pagoda with mountains in the background
Kami in a blue kimono holding a sword in front of a lake with pink trees and mountains
Kami in a kimono holding a sword in front of a full moon and a mountain with trees
Kami in a kimono holding a sword in front of a building with a pagoda in the background
Kami is a Japanese word that can refer to gods, spirits, or natural phenomena that are revered in Shintoism.

In the context of fantasy creatures, kami can also mean various types of supernatural beings that are often associated with elements of nature, such as water, fire, wind, or earth.

There is no single symbol for kami, as there are many different kinds of kami in Japanese folklore and mythology.

Some examples of kami are:
  • Oni: Demon-like creatures with horns, fangs, and a turtle-like shell on their back.
    They are usually depicted as red, blue, black, or yellow in color.

    They are known for their strength and ferocity, but also for their cunning and trickery.
  • Kappa: Reptilian creatures with webbed hands and feet, and a dish-like depression on their head that holds water.
    They live in rivers and ponds, and love cucumbers and sumo wrestling.

    They can be friendly or mischievous, depending on how they are treated by humans.
  • Baku: Dream-eating creatures that have a mix of features from different animals, such as an elephant's trunk, a tiger's paws, and an ox's tail.
    They can be summoned by people who are having nightmares to devour their bad dreams and bring good luck.
These are just some of the many examples of kami that exist in Japanese culture. Each one has its own unique characteristics and stories.

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