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Also known as KOBO-DAISHI

A no-nonsense sage, spreader of love and demon-splatter

During boyhood he threatened to jump off a cliff into the sea if he was not granted enlightenment immediately, if not sooner. Heaven knew he wasn't fooling and rushed angels down to stop him and gently explain he had a bit of work to do first.

He fulfilled his vocation very much in the prescribed manner. He fasted, he had visions of monsters. But these monsters caused him no concern because he had made arrangements to have his saliva fortified by lethal radiation from the planet Venus. Wherever he spat, things went Splat!

Naturally he had a staff which could make water gush from any required place — with healing properties if need be. It could also sprout leaves if he stuck it in the ground and be used as a sunshade or umbrella.

He soon had a great reputation for outwitting and outspitting demons and doing very goodly deeds indeed.

Just to show off and spread the word he could write with five brushes at once using hands, feet and mouth.

He finally died in deep meditation or possibly not as he may not have finished. He is in a sealed cave — so if one day it opens from the inside, you could receive a 'staff announcement'.

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Article last updated on 27 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Name : KOBO
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : Legendary Mortal
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KOBO-DAISHI
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