Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what 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”!

  • Nurikabe are incredibly surreal creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as weird and bipedal walls with human-like features. These yokai found during the late hours of night, and materialize usually out of nowhere. Nurikabe will block a person’s path and can’t be moved. According to some stories, if you poke this yokai with a stick, it’ll move out of the way.


  • Hitobashira are downright creepy spirits of Japanese folklore. The yokai’s name refers to the gristly practice of burying people alive in important places, like bridges or castles. This was used in the 16th century to appease the nature spirits surrounding the area. It was also said to stop natural disasters from harming castles.



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