Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...

BISHAMON

Shinto War God

Also known as BISHAMON-TEN, BISHAMONTEN

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

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 Fukujin.

Bishamon Facts and Figures

Name: Bishamon
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: BISHAMON-TEN, BISHAMONTEN

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

In charge of: War
Area of expertise: War

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 165

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Article last updated on November 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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