Blue lanterns in Japanese folklore (7)

1 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-13 06:07 ID:j5LSkA96

Hi, I have a question to ask any Japanese residents or anyone with enough knowledge on the subject. What is the meaning behind the blue lanterns you see on either side of passageways and doorways in games like Fatal Frame or Resident Evil 4?

I'm curious.

2 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-16 01:25 ID:AJAZVsNM

You are both suspended!

3 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-17 00:51 ID:v04nGqRX

>>1
Blue lanterns are a warning that gaijin should keep out.

4 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-17 02:38 ID:8+tar62Q

Just a gaijin here, but they may refer obliquely to hitodama. Look it up...

5 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-17 05:48 ID:j5LSkA96

>>4
That's just it, I haven't found anything about the lanterns themselves, only the hitodama.

6 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-17 18:55 ID:8+tar62Q

>>5
If the lanterns are related to hitodama, it is probably nothing more than than a mood-setting thing: "By walking down this passageway you are descending into the realm of the dead - so beware!"

Never played the games though, couldn't say for sure. Also lol gaijin.

7 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-01-18 15:19 ID:Heaven

maybe it's something like torches in dungeon of Western sword-and-magic fantasy.

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