More Mythical Beasts of Japan Yokai Wednesdays

Konichiwa everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at the awesome mythical beasts of Japan. I hope you guys will enjoy this interesting post. I’m open to any suggestions, so be sure to tell me what you think in the comments section below. Now, let’s go on journey to “The Land of the Rising Sun.”

  • Cyclops! The Hitotsume kozo is a very strange, but cute creature of Japanese mythology. They are about the size of a small child, and have one gigantic eye, as well as, a long red tongue. ( Thankfull, despite scaring people, they aren’t dangerous to humans, and seem to appear on various dates throughout the year. ( The Hitotsume kozo is said to appear in East Japan on December 8th to judge the fortunes of bad families for the upcoming year. ( They then take their findings to the god of bad luck to bring unlucky events to said family. ( So make sure to be good to each other!


  • AAAAAH! The Kerakera onna is one creepy creature of Japanese folklore. They are said to be the spirit of a dead prostitute that literally worked herself to death. ( She now appears as a gigantic middle-aged woman in a kimono with heavy lipstick and makeup. ( If a man unfortunately walks down a street haunted by one of these creatures, he gets a huge shock. ( The yokai lets out a horrible laugh, which causes a meek man to faint on the spot! ( Those who don’t get scared by this are driven insane! (



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