Cool Creatures of Japanese Mythology (Wednesdays)

Konbanwa everyone! Welcome to this week’s post on the amazing mythical beasts of Japan. I hope you guys are ready for this week’s creatures. Now, let’s dive into the awesome world of Japanese mythology!

  • Hairy little thingy! The Hiderigami is a very strange creature of Japanese mythology. It is depicted as a disturbing and hairy human-like creature that is only 2-3 feet tall. (yokai.com) It “also has a single arm, eye, and leg” (yokai.com). “All Hiderigami are female in gender”(yokai.com). They live in deep mountainous regions and almost never leave their homes. (yokai.com) They are quite dangerous do to the fact that their bodies exert intense heat that causes everything around it to dry up. They can be destroyed by being thrown into a toilet. (yokai.com)

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  • Don’t lose your head! Tsurube-otoshi are downright disturbing creatures of Japanese folklore. They resemble huge disembodied heads that usually live in high trees. (yokai.com) “They lurk in the treetops late at night and wait for unsuspecting creatures to pass underneath (yokai.com)”. When the find something to eat, they drop down and squash their prey. (yokai.com) As if this wasn’t bad enough, they also accompany this with a horrible laugh! (yokai.com)

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