Yurei: Yu meaning faint or dim
rei meaning soul or spirit.
In Japanese mythology, Namazu is a giant catfish who lives in the mud
beneath the earth and causes earthquakes.
Namazu is guarded by the god Kashima, but when Kashima lets
his guard fall, Namazu thrashes about, causing violent
After the great Edo earthquake of 1855, Namazu took on new meaning
as yonaoshi daimyojin, which loosely translates as a god of rectification,
and it became commonly held that the catfish was punishing human
We should not forget the thousands of innocent lives lost in this