Konbanwa everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to go on another journey to Japan, and take a look at the awesome creatures of Japanese folklore. I hope you guys are ready for a truly interesting post. Now without any further ado, let’s get started!
- May good luck shine upon you! The Zashiki warshi are very cute creatures of Japanese folklore. The are depicted as cute, ghost-like children that are about 5 years of age. (yokai.com) They love to play pranks, however, they are also known to bring incredibly good luck to the household that they inhibit. (yokai.com) It’s said that they can only be seen by children or house owners, and sometimes they leave the spirits food and gold. (yokai.com) It’s not wise to drive one of these spirits away, because they will bring the good luck wit them. (yokai.com)
- Dog Protector! Shisa are very important creatures of Japanese folklore. They are small canine-like creatures that are found all around Okinawa , usually near humans. (yokai.com) They serve as guardians of shrines and can be male or female, each with different duties. (yokai.com) The male Shisa have closed mouths, are located to the left, and protect Okinawa from evil spirits and natural disasters. (yokai.com) The female Shisa have open mouths, face to the right, and are said to bring fortune and good luck. (yokai.com)