Monday, February 20, 2006

Nine Word Spelling

In a movie, when a ninja faces challenge or release powerful magic, he/she will spell. The spelling is known as Nine Word Spelling 九字護身法. The nine words are:

WordJapanese PronounciationHand Spelling
Rin普賢三昧耶印
Byou大金剛輪印
Tou外獅子印
Sha内獅子印
Kai外縛印
Jin内縛印
Netsu智拳印
Zai日輪印
Zen隠形印

The spelling is usually bundled with a series of gesture. Ninjas spell and do the gesture together. There are two kinds of gesture.


1: Show your index finger and middle finger and move your hand as the arrows in the above diagram


2: Follow each diagram in the above one by one

The spelling originally derives from a bible of Taoism 道家 called 抱朴子. The original sentence is "臨兵鬥者,皆陣列前行,常當視之,無所不僻。". And the second gesture is a series of hand spellings of Esoteric Sect Buddhism 密宗佛教.

Can the spelling really work? Scientifically speaking, it can perhaps scare your enemies and make yourself feel stable.

Related Link:
Wikipedia - 九字護身法

4 comments:

Stefano said...

Hi!!!
I love your blog!
I read your article about Kunoichi's spell... it's very interesting!!!
Do you practice ninjutsu?

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Kunoichi Terminator said...

Hi Stefano,

Have you recently talked about ninjas? Welcome to read my blogs. Please come this blog more frequently and share your opinions.

LAT-01 said...

Hi!
I wish I found this out web earlier!
If anybody wants to know how to make a paper shuriken (or ninja star i should say), here's the site(since your all into ninja)
www.tinyshiny.com/HowToProjects/OrigamiNinjaStarShurikan.php
My name is Justin, hope you find the web intersting and how to make it quite easy!

Kunoichi Terminator said...

Hi Justin,

Thanks a lot for your sharing. Let's create a plenty of shuriken to cut kunoichi's bodystocking together. haha~