水神 (Water God) Suijin is the Shinto god of water. The term refers to the heavenly and earthly manifestations of the benevolent Shinto divinity of water. It can also refer to a wide variety mythological and magical creatures found in lakes, ponds, springs, and wells, including serpents, eels, fishes, etc. He is widely revered in Japan.
SHINTOISM: Shinto means the way of the gods. Shintoism is an Ancient religion of Japan. It started at least as long ago as 1000 B.C.E. but is still practiced today by at least five million people. The followers of Shintoism believe that spiritual powers exist in the natural world. They believe that "spirits" called kami live in natural places such as in animals, plants, stones, mountains, rivers, people and even the dead.