He is the ruler and chief of the Tengu sprites. Not that you could tell — in appearance he seems like a scruffy old hermit clutching a fan.
Apart from the rags and the snow-white hair, Sojobo is reputed to have a very long nose. This seems to be a recurring motif in Japanese mythology — see the equally nasally Sarutahiko for example.
He is extraordinarily powerful, with the strength of a mountain. If you meet him on the mountainside we advise you to bow extremely submissively.
Sojobo Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Sōjōbō
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Strength
Area of expertise: Strength
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Article last revised on November 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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