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Japanese mythical woman who has two faces 2013/6/14 10:33
I am trying to remember the name of the Japanese mythical woman who has two faces. She is frequently depicted in netsuke with a spinning face. Thanks!
by Gregory C. Brown (guest)  

Re: Japanese mythical woman who has two faces 2013/6/14 12:23
I'm unsure about netsuke,
but you talk about P(Kiyohime) in the legend of (Anchin) and P(Kiyohime) at (Dojo-ji temple), I think?
She changed a huge fire-breathing serpent and burned him who tried to hide in the large hanging bell to death.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyohime
Kabuki "Musume Dojo-ji"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Zi6IRaKh0&t=5m41s
I can't find Noh on YouTube...(x_x;
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Re: Japanese mythical woman who has two faces 2013/6/14 12:43
I found the famous Bunraku doll called Ku(gabu).
http://www.j-grab.com/auction/jp/page/w77996395/en/
l`ڗ ԉ(Hidakagawa Airizakura)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0M-C8Q-jTQ&t=7m40s
Ku(gabu)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP0AcnEKA7s

Today I know gabu is not always used for Kiyohime...w(@o@)w
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Re: Japanese mythical woman who has two faces 2013/6/14 14:32
Thank you both. Maybe I am mixing a Native American story with this story, as I remember the story differently. However, do suspect that Kiyohime is the correct character, as it looks like what I recall, but the story is not.

Great and fast response, domo arigato! I am humbled by your help!
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