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Hachiman is an ancient Shinto deity or kami of war, divination, and culture. He is considered to be a divine spirit of the Emperor Ojin who became deified and identified by legend as "Yahata-no-kami" meaning "Kami of Eight Banners," referring to the eight heavenly banners that signaled the birth of the divine and deified emperor, and is also called Hondawake. He is famously credited with sending the kamikaze or 'divine wind' which twice dispersed the invading fleets of Mongol ruler Kublai Khan in the 13th century CE and which earned Hachiman the title of protector of Japan. 

Tradition: Japan

Tasting Notes: full bodied, smooth, plum

Organic Ingredients: black tea

Recommended Reading: Japanese Mythology by Matt Clayton and the Kojiki by No Yasumaro Ō

Size: 20g