“Genbu” – Japanese Kanji Symbols for Black Tortoise

I wrote ‘Genbu’. It means Black Tortoise in English. It is one of the four gods said to rule over the four directions in China. ‘Gen’ means Black or Mysterious ‘Bu’ means Warrior, Bravery or Military ‘Genbu’ preside over the north, the winter and the mountain or the hill. It is shape of the tortoise sowed the snake. Often ‘Genbu’ appears …