Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...


Shinto Poverty God

Also known as Binbogami

Picture of the Japanese Poverty God Bimbogami from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

An extremely poor Japanese God

He doesn’t help the poor — he makes you poor. Listed among the Kami, he is filthy, scruffy, ragged and bearded and you will find it very difficult to get rid of him if he gets inside your home.

The clicking of deathwatch beetles is a warning sign he is with you...

Bimbogami Facts and Figures

Name: Bimbogami
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Binbogami

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Poverty
Area of expertise: Poverty

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on November 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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