Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...

KOJIN

Shinto Hearth Goddess

Goddess of the Kitchen and Trees

She is a domestic kitchen deity, the female version of Sanbo-Kojin.

She is also — we are told — a deity of ancient trees and lives in an enoki tree — which we are told is a nettle tree.

We don’t seem to have such a thing outside our kitchen window, but expect one would fit in amongst our Bo Tree, Yggdrasil and the Hazel Tree of Knowledge.

Kojin Facts and Figures

Name: Kojin
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Hearth
Area of expertise: Hearth

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

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