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Gohō dōji

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A gohō dōji (護法童子?) is a spirit from Japanese Buddhist folklore.

It is a small, childlike familiar devoted to serving followers of the dharma.

In classic stories from medieval collections such as the Uji Shui Monogatari, it is generally depicted as having the appearance of a young boy wearing a collar of swords, with a large sword in one hand and a noose in the other.

It flies through the air by riding a Wheel of Dharma.

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Wikipedia:Gohō dōji