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BISHAMON

Picture of the Japanese War God BISHAMON from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Japanese War God

Also known as BISHAMONTEN

Good Fortune God of War

Clad in fearsome armor, he sorts out enemies, protects against disease and loves a good demon-bashing. He also hands out rewards to the law-abiding.

If that all sounds good, it’s probably because he’s also a Good Fortune God. See SHICHI-FUKU-JIN.

BISHAMON FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : BISHAMON
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : War
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : BISHAMONTEN
Popularity index : 17947

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Article last updated on 31 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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