About Kurama

Mount Kurama is a mountain to the north-west of the city of Kyoto. It is the birthplace of the Reiki practice, and is said to be the home of S?j?b?, King of the Tengu, who taught swordsmanship to Minamoto no Yoshitsune. Kurama is also the location of the annual Kurama Fire Festival Kurama no Hi-matsuri), which takes place every October. Kurama-dera is now designated as a national treasure of Japan.

The philosopher Hayashi Razan lists one of the three greatest of the daitengu as S?j?b? of Mount Kurama. The demons of Kurama and Atago are among the most famous tengu