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thumb">thumbThe Namazu is a giant catfish from Japan |Japanese mythology that causes earthquakes when the kami Kashima, who restrained him in the mud under Japan with stone, lets his guard down.


The Namazu was worshiped as a god after an earthquake in Edo. A Namazu-e is a subtype of Umizo-e. Since catfish can predict earthquakes, some believe this behavior inspired the creation of this myth.

Modern uses

The Namazu is now used as a symbol for earthquake-related events, operations, and more. The Pokémon Whishcash is a reference to the Namazu (more notable in Japan, where its name is Namazun). An episode of Pokémon featuring a Namazu was banned in Japan due to an earthquake that happened shortly before the episode was released. <gallery> </gallery>thumb">thumb thumb|245x245px|The Pokemon Whiscash is based on Namazu.">thumb|245x245px|The Pokemon Whiscash is based on Namazu. Category:Oceanic Cryptids>Category:Oceanic Cryptids Category:Giant cryptid>Category:Giant cryptid Category:Aquatic-based Cryptid>Category:Aquatic-based Cryptid Category:Lake Monster>Category:Lake Monster Category:River Monsters>Category:River Monsters Category:Fish>Category:Fish Category:Cryptid Wiki>Category:Cryptid Wiki Category:Cryptids>Category:Cryptids Category:Kami>Category:Kami Category:Asian cryptids>Category:Asian cryptids Category:Japan>Category:Japan Category:No Modern Sightings>Category:No Modern Sightings Category:Yokai>Category:Yokai {{CryptidsNavBox}}