Yokai Wednesdays

Creatures found on yokai.com

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

  • Kijimuna are energetic creatures of Japanese folklore. They resemble small children with bright red hair and grass skirts. Male types of this species are known to have large testicles. Kijimuna can only be found in the southern chain of Okinawa. They live in bayan trees, and love to eat fish heads. The yokai’s main enemy is the octopus, and they will try to hide from them whenever possible.

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  • Kodama are powerful spirits of Japanese mythology. They’re guardians of the forest, and are the animated souls of the trees. While rarely seen, Kodama can resemble small orbs of light, or funny humanoid figures. Cutting down an ancient tree will leave a community in ruins. Kodama bless the lands around their forests, and people honor them by marking the trees with a sacred rope called a shimenawa.

kodama

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