1/11/2012

Ryutoki Lantern Demon

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Ryuutooki 竜灯鬼 Dragon-lantern-carrying demon

Tentooki 天燈鬼 Tentoki
Ryuutooki 龍燈鬼 Ryutoki


One of a pair of demons carrying lanters.



at temple Kofuku-Ji 興福寺





The main DARUMA MUSEUM entry is here

. Oni, the Japanese Demons .

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. Ryuutooki 龍燈鬼 Ryutoki .
Dragon-lantern-carrying demon
Lantern carrying Demon, Tentoo-Ki 天燈鬼 Tentoki
They are in the temple Koofuku-Ji in Nara. They teach us the dynamics of "Movement" and "Stillness".
その動と静に対比が大変ユーモラスな仏像作品です。


http://www.e-horindo.com/butuzou/tokusen/ama.html


Mark Schumacher has more about them:
http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/shitenno.shtml#tentoki


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. ryuutoo 龍燈 "dragon lantern" .

A phenomenon at the Ariakekai sea in Kagoshima, Kyushu, in the evening hours.
It is also seen in other parts of Japan as a light that the Dragon God sends out to honor the deities of Shinto and Buddhism in Japan.

with a haiku by Matsuo Basho


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1 comment:

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Jaki 邪鬼の伝説 "Evil Spirit" Legends
Jaki or Jyaki 邪鬼 or Amano Jyaku 天邪鬼
Tentōki 天燈鬼 and Ryūtōki 龍燈鬼
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Shitenno 四天王 Four Heavenly Kings, standing on Jaki
.
https://kappapedia.blogspot.jp/2017/03/jaki-evil-spirit.html
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