Yokai Wednesdays

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Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to “The Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Azuki Baba is a very sinister creature of Japanese mythology. She’s described as an old woman that dresses in all white. The yokai only appears at twilight on rainy, autumn nights. Survivors of an Azuki Baba attack recall seeing an eerie white glow through thick mist. The yokai appears inside the mist, counting beans that she washes in the river. If you don’t run away at this point, your life will end! Her name translates from Japanese to “Bean Hag”.

azuki 

  • Tatsu are extremely popular creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re essentially long, serpentine, dragons  with immense power. Tatsu are often affiliated with water, and many consider them to be water gods. They live at the bottom of deep seas, and can also be found near Buddhist temples. Tatsu can be depicted as good or evil, depending on the storying being told. These awesome beasts are honored with festivals, and prayed to by countless Japanese people. Tatsu is the Japanese word for “Dragon”.  

tatsu

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