Traditional Japanese Takeminakata Mask by Kiyomi Yokota
Takeminakata (建御名方神) is one of the gods in Japanese mythology (Shinto religion). He is the son of Okuninushi (god of Izumo in southern Honshu Island, Japan).
One of the three major Japanese gods of war, together with Takemikazuchi and Futsunushi no kami.
Takeminakata is enshrined at Suwa-jinja Shrines throughout Japan, including Suwa-taisha Shrine (Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture). As well as a god of war, he is also considered an agricultural and hunting god.
Takeminakata is also said to be the god of wind, and in mythology it was the god of Suwa who caused Kamikaze (wind of god) at the time of the Mongolian Invasion.
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