Namazu
   The catfish. The earthquake kami, Nai-no-kami was 'sealed down' by the great warrior kami Take-mika-zuchi-no-kami and is kept under a stone iwasaka in what is now a small himorogi enclosure called kaname-ishi at the Kashima jingu, Chiba. However, everybody knows that earthquakes are really caused by the underground writhings of a huge namazu or catfish, smaller cousins of whom can be discovered under stones in muddy pools.

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