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Shrine in Niigata, Niigata.
Shrine in Niigata, Niigata.

Yama-no-Kami (山の神) is the name given to a kami of the mountains of the Shinto religion of Japan. These can be of two different types. The first type is a god of the mountains who is worshipped by hunters, woodcutters, and charcoal burners. The second is a god of agriculture who comes down from the mountains and is worshipped by farmers. This kami is generally considered as a goddess, or a female deity.

Yama-no-Kami appearing in Japanese mythology include:

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