Hachiman is the Japanese god of conflict, later recognized with Emperor ōjin (fl. 200–300), son of Empress Jingō. Perhaps as a result of he was seen as a well-liked determine, Hachiman was additionally considered as a god of peace and a protector of youngsters. He was additionally worshiped by farmers and fishermen, who requested his assist in producing plentiful harvests.
Buddhists determine Hachiman with Amida, the Buddha of boundless mild and with the bosatsu (Buddhas-to-be) Kannon and Daibosatsu. A statue by Kaikei within the 13th century exhibits Hachiman seated cross-legged with the halo of a Buddhist god or saint behind his head, displaying that he's divine.