More Mythical Beasts of Japan (Wednesdays)

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. ( They love to play pranks, however, they are also known to bring incredibly good luck to the household that they inhibit. ( It’s said that they can only be seen by children or house owners, and sometimes they leave the spirits food and gold. ( It’s not wise to drive one of these spirits away, because they will bring the good luck wit them. (


  •  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. ( They serve as guardians of shrines and can be male or female, each with different duties. ( The male Shisa have closed mouths, are located to the left, and protect Okinawa from evil spirits and natural disasters. ( The female Shisa have open mouths, face to the right, and are said to bring fortune and good luck. (





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