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KUNIYASU Sennin (1860 – 1912): Japan’s Last Sennin (Superhuman Hermit), Who Also Served as Advisor to Emperor Meiji (Japanese Mystery Case #0010)

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KUNIYASU Sennin (1860 – 1912)

In East Asia, including China, India, and Japan, it was believed that there existed “仙人” (Xian or Sennin), superhuman beings who, as a result of years of rigorous ascetic training, achieved immortality, could live on little food, and possessed various divine powers, such as the ability to fly in the air.

Amazingly, not only did such a superhuman hermit exist in Japan at the beginning of the 20th century, but he also served as an unofficial advisor to the then Japanese Emperor Meiji.

In this article, I would like to introduce Kuniyasu Sennin (国安仙人) (1860 – 1912), who is said to be “the last sennin in Japan”.

KUNIYASU Sennin: Japan’s Last Sennin

Kuniyasu Sennin Began His Ascetic Training in the Mountains at the Age of 10

Fumyo Kuniyasu (国安普明) was born on July 23, 1860, the eldest son of Kamataro Kuniyasu, a samurai, and his wife, Fukujo, in the town of Onfunagura in Fukagawa, Edo (present Fukagawa Shin-ohashi, Koto-ku, Tokyo), Japan. His childhood name was Yonetaro (米太郎).

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A dad blogger who loves manga, anime, games. In this blog, I will introduce amazing Japanese spirituality and philosophy.

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