Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com

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”!

  • Ningyo are strange, aquatic creatures of Japanese mythology. They are depicted as fish-like humanoids that vary in size and appearance. Some Ningyo have human torsos, while others are seen as horrific, sharp-clawed monsters with extremely destructive magical powers. Many tales claim that the flesh of a Ningyo can grant a person immortality if consumed. This, however, is an immensely difficult task, due to the yokai’s fearsome nature.

ningyo 

  • Sojobo is a incredibly strong spirit of Japanese folklore. He is the king of all Tengus, and is depicted as a large old man with long, white hair, and a massively long nose. Sojobo possesses the strength of 1,000 Tengu, and lives on Mount Kurama in Northern Kyoto. He possesses some pretty impressive skills, which include; encyclopedic knowledge of magic, sword mastery, and amazing military tactics. He is also known to have trained Minamoto Yoshitsune, one of Japan’s most respected warriors.

sojobo 

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