Konichiwa everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to journey back to the “Land of the Rising Sun” and explore the wonderful world of Japanese mythology. I hope you guys are ready for some truly strange and fantastic creatures. Tell me what you think in the comments section below. Now, let’s begin!
- Hairy Little Bugger! The Keukegen are very strange creatures of Japanese folklore. They usually are found in area with a lot of people. (yokai.com) They are about the size of a small dog, and resemble a mass of long, sentient, hair. (yokai.com) They actually look quite adorable, but don’t let that fool you! (yokai.com) They are considered to be small spirits of bad luck, pestilence, and disease. (yokai.com) Luckily, they are very shy, and try to avoid people when they can. (yokai.com)
- Pillow Demon! The Makuragaeshi are silly, but quite dangerous creatures of Japanese mythology. They are child-like spirits that haunt specific rooms in a house. (yokai.com) Its name comes from its favorite activity, flipping pillows. (yokai.com) The unlucky individual haunted by a Makuragaeshi will wake up to find their pillow flipped and by their feet. (yokai.com) Although they are seemingly harmless, some stories have been told saying that if you look directly at a Makuragaeshi, you’ll lose consciousness and then have your soul stolen! (yokai.com)