A poster of “Fujin and Raijin” by Tawaraya Sōtatsu, a National Treasure of Kennin-ji temple in Kyoto.
Fūjin (風神) or Futen is the Japanese god of the wind and one of the eldest Shinto gods.
He is portrayed as a terrifying dark demon, resembling a red headed black humanoid wearing a leopard skin, carrying a large bag of winds on his shoulders.
Raijin is a god of lightning, thunder and storms in the Shinto religion and in Japanese mythology.
His name is derived from the Japanese words rai (雷, meaning ‘thunder’) and shin (神, ‘god’ or ‘kami’). He is typically depicted as a demon beating drums to create thunder, usually with the symbol tomoe drawn on the drums.