Somin-Shorai

Japanese - A god of hospitality. Brother of Kotan-Shorai. He gave hospitality he could ill afford to the god Buto who appeared in the guise of a beggar. The god rewarded him with a straw rope which, when placed across the doorway of the house, protected the occupants from disease. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Somin-Shorai.

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