Atago Gongen

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Image of Atago Gongen; Musée Guimet

Atago Gongen (愛宕権現?) is a Japanese kami believed to be the local avatar (Gongen) of Buddhist bodhisattva Jizō. The cult originated in Shugendō practices on Mount Atago in Kyoto, and Atago Gongen is worshiped as a protector against fire.[1] There are some nine hundred Atago Shrines around Japan.[2]

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  1. ^ "Encyclopedia of Shinto - Atago Shinkō". Kokugakuin. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Atago Jinja - about". Atago Jinja. Retrieved 7 April 2011.