Usage Japanese Mythology
Scripts 煙々羅, 煙羅煙羅, etc.(Japanese Kanji)
Other Forms FormsEnraenra
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Meaning & History
From Japanese 煙 (en) meaning "smokey", 々, a ideographic iteration mark, indicating that the previous kanji should be repeated combined with 羅 (ra) meaning "lightweight fabric" or sometimes spelt as "enraenra" which is built from Japanese 煙 (en) meaning "smokey", 羅 (ra) meaning "lightweight fabric", 煙 (en) meaning "smokey" combined with 羅 (ra) meaning "lightweight fabric".In Japanese mythology this is the name of a yōkai, or Japanese monster, that is composed of smoke. It was first featured in the Konjaku Hyakki Shūi, ca. 1781. It resides in bonfires and when it emerges, it takes the form of a human. It is said that an enenra can only be seen by the pure of heart.The character 羅 (ra) meaning "lightweight clothes" in the enenra's name is meant to draw a comparison between the enenra and the lofty characteristics of lightweight cloth.