Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com

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

  •  Hashihime are envious creatures of Japanese mythology. They resemble white robed women that carry five candles. These yokai guard bridges and are very jealous of other mythical creatures. If a person should speak well of another bridge, while standing on the yokai’s bridge, something terrible will happen to them.

hashi

  • Okuri inu are ominous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as savage ,wolf-like animals. These yokai are found following lone travelers at nighttime. They’re also seen haunting mountain passes. If the traveler unfortunately trips, the Okuri inu will attack, mutilating the body. Because of their dangerous presence, wild animals surrounding the area will flee in terror. 

okuri

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