He is actually the Japanese version of the Chinese monster-zapper Zhong Kui.
His fame spread to Japan, where he was apparently invited to quell a few of Japan’s more troublesome Oni ogres in his spare time.
His fame spread even more when Buddhists began to take an interest – everyone loves a good demon-squisher.
Shoki Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Shōki
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Protection
Area of expertise: Protection
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 4972
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Article last revised on November 19, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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