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Karakasa-Kozō (唐傘小僧, Karakasa-Kozō) is the tsukumogami form of an umbrella. They are also called Karakasa-Obake (から傘おばけ), Kasa-Bake (傘化け), and Kasa-Obake (傘おばけ). They are generally umbrellas with one eye and jump around with one leg, but sometimes they have two arms or two eyes among other features, and they also sometimes depicted to have a long tongue. Sometimes, but rarely, they even have two feet, as depicted in the yōkai emaki such the Hyakki Yagyo Zumaki. In the Hyakki Yagyo Emaki from…
ronin rc saved to Classic japan
According to the Japanese folklore, the Jorōgumo is a magic, 400 year old giant spider, that can change its appearance into that of a beautiful woman. She seduces young handsome men, wraps them up in her webs and eats them.
Dirk Cumberbunny saved to halloween
When you take a look into Japan's traditional culture, it's completely natural that Halloween has taken hold in Japan. Here is a Halloween inspired post, covering some common Japanese monsters you might encounter while absorbing the culture.
One of the weirdest yokai I have ever come across is this monstrosity, the one-hundred-eyed demon known as Hyakume. I painted a version of him a few years back, in my Hyakki Yako panels from the first A-Yokai-A-Day series. This is the version that appears in Night Parade.One of the weirdest yokai I have ever
From animated umbrellas to polite-but-violent turtle-people, Japan's folklore contains some extremely creative monsters.
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Nedward Clark saved to Samurai/Yokai/Oni
“The Umi bōzu is a gigantic sea spirit from Japanese mythology. It dwells in the ocean, and sinks ships, particularly those whose crew speak about it (Artwork: Matthew Meyer @matthewmeyerart, Jefferson Muncy)”
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Yokai are creatures of Japanese folklore and legend, some of which go back thousands of years. I try to recreate the feeling of old Japanese woodblock prints while adding a contemporary illustrative touch. You can see many more yokai illustrations in my books and on yokai.com.
Lucy Meyers saved to Japanese Religion
Human's have always had a mixed relationship with kappa. Although fearsome and depraved — kappa are honest and generally keep their word (they can speak Japanese).
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