Kintaro is one of the most famous characters in Japanese folklore, usually depicted as a naked boy with red skin, fighting giant mythological creatures.

Known as the ?Golden Boy?, since he wears only a bib with the kanji "gold" (?) printed on it, he is portrayed in the tales as having extraordinary strength and the ability to communicate with people. animals.

His origin varies greatly according to the legends, but the best known is that he was abandoned by his mother and raised by a witch on Mount Ashigara.

There are many depictions of him fighting mythological creatures with his hatchet. In one of these tales, Kintaro dives into a river while hunting a carp and fights with the fish until the animal is exhausted.

In order to inspire courage and bravery, many children in Japan receive Kintaro dolls for Children's Day so that they can be as strong as Kintaro.

Kintaro Tattoo Meaning:

  • Go to
  • Power
  • Protection
  • Courage
  • Determination
  • Luck
  • Bravery
  • Youth

Take a look at some images of Kintaro tattoos:

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