Introducing the Tokonatsu House Guardians

By Kurt Schofield | Sunday, 21 July 2019

It is time for us to unveil the themes for this year’s houses for Tokonatsu 2019.

Those familiar with both popular Japanese and Chinese history and folklore may very well recognise these famous guardians, and those familiar with Tokonatsu might recognise these from 2016! As part of returning to this theme, we have also made the decision to stay with the theme from year to year, with a slight twist on the names! So why not find out more below.

The Mythical Beasts of Japan

In Japanese folklore there are numerous sacred beasts and spirits. Amongst the most notable of these are the Four Guardian Beasts of Japan, sometimes called the four gods of the cardinal directions. It is these legendary creatures that we have chosen to represent our four houses.

These creatures were originally central figures of Ancient Chinese astrology, and were adopted by the Japanese Onmyōji. They are very important figures and are frequently referenced in Japanese mythology. You will have seen representations of them in popular Anime and Japanese video games. Yu Yu Hakusho and Digimon both have examples of this as well as appearances in the Final Fantasy series, the Shin Megami Tensei and many others.

The Four Guardian Beasts

You can find out which house you are in by going to the Houses Page!

We look forward to seeing which house triumphs along with all of you at Tokonatsu 2019!

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