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by Micha F. Lindemans
In Japanese myth, an earth-god who offered to guide the divine Ninigi-no-mikoto when he descended to take charge of the earth. He waited at a crossroad but his brilliance was noted by the other gods who sent down Uzume to inquire who he was and why he waited there.

Popularly worshipped among Shinto followers as an example of loyal service to the emperor and as a symbol of masculanity. He is depicted with a very long nose (which is of fallic significance), a red face, and large round eyes.

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