Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...

SENGEN-SAMA

Shinto Mountain Goddess

Also known as Sangen-Samo, Sengen

Picture of the Japanese Mountain Goddess Sengen-Sama from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Flowery Goddess of Mount Fuji

Mountain deities tend to be quite rough and fierce, but this one is different. She is attractive, gentle and loves flowers. In fact she is known as ‘The Princess Who Makes The Tree Blossom Bloom’.

Sengen-Sama’s favorite hobby is skipping around scattering petals across the place. She also guards a secret well of eternal youth, but is very careful whom she invites back for a drink.

She is more savvy than you might expect, for she is identified with Konohanasakuya-Hime, the mother of Hoderi and Hoori.

Sengen-Sama Facts and Figures

Name: Sengen-Sama
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Sangen-Samo, Sengen

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

In charge of: Mountains
Area of expertise: Mountain, Mountains

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Article last revised on November 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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