So, while searching google images if there were Haniwa figures of Arahabaki (both are from the Kofun period), I randomaly stumbled upon this page: [1]

It gives some background on the nature of Arahabaki worship and says Akihabara is a center of it, figures can be found in stores even now. But at the end it says April 1st, so I'm not sure if it's really all made up or if there is a bit of truth in it.

Actually, is there no one that knows something about Arahabki that doesn't already exist on wiki? I think it's a very interesting deity and it's a pity there is such little information found about it on the English web.--Megidolaon 20:05, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

False information. Submit an original source of informationEdit

He was also worshipped by Nagasunehiko, an enemy of Emperor Jimmu, and so by the Emperor's orders Arahabaki became a symbol of treachery, rebellion, and heresy and his worship was forbidden for a long period afterwards. Nowadays, Arahabaki's clay figurine is especially common in inns throughout Japan.

The related indication of Arahabaki and Dogu began in the 1970s.

Tsugaru Soto-Sangunshi is forgery. "Megami Tensei wiki" becomes the dispatch place of the propaganda. 06:19, June 6, 2013 (UTC)

I don't suppose you might have anything in English for those of us who don't speak Japanese? As far as that paragraph goes on the main page it was added by an anonymous IP and I can't find where it came from. Great Mara (talk) 07:00, June 6, 2013 (UTC)
I agree; if you insist that the info was "forgery", at least use a source that is in English. Also, hasn't Wikipedia itself say it shouldn't be used as a source? -- 07:12, June 6, 2013 (UTC)
However, it is only mentioned in the Tsugaru Soto-Sangunshi (which was said to have been compiled in the 1970s) which has been concluded to be a false document.
I added this explanation. 07:24, June 6, 2013 (UTC)

== Where did Kaneko get Arahabaki from?


Googling Arahabaki brings up this page, a yahoo voices article and a very little else. Whats more, the dogu figures his design is based on comes from the jomon period, not the kofun, as noted in the article. What did he even have to go on besides that falsified document about jimmu and nagasunehiko?

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