Japanese fujin backpiece.

Fujin is a well-depicted oni who is also sometimes treated as a kami.

 Kami is a type of god or spirit in the Shinto religion.

With green skin and wind-disheveled red-white hair, his monstrous face is like that of a hungry ogre.

The Fujin eyes that are wide and fearful.

He wears a leopard skin, and around his shoulders is a large bag of air.

He uses this to propel himself around the world, which in turn creates the world’s winds and storms.

Fujin rides on a cloud, alternately depicted as a gray storm cloud or a fluffy cumulus.

Each of his hands has four fingers, one per cardinal direction.

As god of the wind, Fujin is always on the move and seemingly ever-present.

He is said to be primarily visible during storms, particularly powerful typhoons.

The winds can fell trees and destroy houses.

Although Fujin is seen mostly as a destructive force, he can also be associated with less intense winds that are gentle and refreshing. Therefore, compared to his brother Raijin, Fujin is somewhat less intense and more lackadaisical.

Japanese Fujin Backpiece


Fujin is the Japanese god of the wind and one of the eldest shinto gods. He is portrayed as a terrifying wizardly demon, resembling a red- haired green- skinned humanoid wearing a leopard skin, carrying a large bag of winds on his shoulders. The birds were added per the request of the client. To view other Japanese styled tattoos, go to our gallery page.