Sōjōbō, The king of Tengu

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Sōjōbō (僧正坊, lit. "high Buddhist priest") is the mythical king of the tengu, legendary creatures who inhabit the mountains and forests of Japan.
Sojobo is the Sōjōbō is an ancient yamabushi (mountain hermit) tengu with long, white hair and an unnaturally long nose. He carries a fan made from seven feathers … (read more)

Sōjōbō (僧正坊, lit. "high Buddhist priest") is the mythical king of the tengu, legendary creatures who inhabit the mountains and forests of Japan.
Sojobo is the Sōjōbō is an ancient yamabushi (mountain hermit) tengu with long, white hair and an unnaturally long nose. He carries a fan made from seven feathers as a sign of his position at the top of tengu society. He is extremely powerful, and one legend says he has the strength of 1,000 normal tengu. Sōjōbō lives on Mount Kurama (north of Kyoto).

Sōjōbō is perhaps best known for teaching the warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune (then known by his childhood name Ushiwaka-maru or Shanao) the arts of swordsmanship, tactics, and magic in the 12th century. In fact, the name "Sōjōbō" originates from Sōjōgatani, the valley at Mount Kurama near Kibune Shrine associated with the Shugenja. It is in this valley that Ushiwaka trained with Sōjōbō in legend. This relationship serves as the basis of many Japanese woodblock prints, including one by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Also in some Japanese villages, parents spread the myth that he eats little boys to stop them from going into the forests at night


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Rēzv Mūstofv
2021/08/02

Wow this amazing brō

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Kenlo
2021/06/01

I am selling David Sossella's We R All Bricks! #19/20 for 0.25 eth if interested

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Murat Kalkavan
2021/04/07

Awesome! 👍🏾

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love this color scheme!

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Ejh_design
2021/03/06

This is epic. Love this

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Jiggabit
(owner)
2021/03/02

Thanks.
Love your work BTW!
Have you considered applying as an artist @ Terra Virtua?

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Jiggabit
(owner)
2021/03/02

The price is a little high on this print for having 20 mints.

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David Sossella
(creator)
2021/03/02

You're right, I think it was the automatic price from when eth was lower. I have updated the price to the average of the last pieces sold

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Ξ 0.4 ($1,214.75)