Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...


Shinto Wind God

Also known as Futen

Picture of the Japanese Wind God Fujin from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Blustery Shinto Wind God

He is buffeted and under pressure. This ancient deity stands on mountain tops with his white beard swirling and his wind banner whipping every which way. A surprisingly stylish deity, he wears a fetching leopard skin costume and wind-filled shoulder bags. Presumably designer ones.

How he gets from one mountaintop to another is a mystery. Possibly a primitive type of hang-gliding over which he has little control. How he must long for calm windless days.

Fujin Facts and Figures

Name: Fujin
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Futen

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

In charge of: Wind
Area of expertise: Wind

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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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