Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com

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

  • Yatagarasu is one of the most important creatures of Japanese folklore. It’s depicted as a giant crow with 3 legs. Each of the legs represent Earth, humanity, and heaven, while the beast itself represents the sun. It’s also the servant of the sun goddess Amaterasu.


  • Nuppeppo are very unusual creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as   fat, animated chunks of flesh that have an extremely foul odor. Nuppeppo are usually found in graveyards, and only appear at night.


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