Wind and Thunder Gods

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I want to introduce Japanese beautiful art again today.
Wind and Thunder Gods.

First Folding screen of Wind and Thunder Gods.
We call this two god raijin which is Thunder God and fujin for Wind god.

This Folding screen is one of great national treasure
in Japan made by Tawaraya Sotatsu in early 17th century.

Old Japanese respect this two great god.
People believed they are big and strong.
In Japanese art, the deity is often depicted together with Raijin,
the god of lightning, thunder and storms.

One with bag is Fujin.
Fujin stock wind in there bag.
And one with tiny circle thing is raijin.
This circle thing is drum and when raijin hit drum it will be thunderstorm.
Thats what Japanese believes.

There is many wooden statue in Japan as well.

Found interesting Raijn.
Hello kitty Raijin? LOL

Raijin hello kitty netsuke strap

Fujin hello kitty netsuke strap

Isnt this so kawaii?

Please tell me if there are the items you want :D
Please Don't hesitate to tell me :)

Fujin and raijin miniture Folding screen

fujin patch

fujin jacket

Fujin and Raijin Japanese folding fan


Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard. Google