Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com

Trigger Warning! This weeks’ post is covering a pretty controversial topic. If you are easily frightened, stop reading now!

Konbanwa, everyone! 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”!

  • Kekkai are incredibly disturbing creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as small, ugly, monkey-like creatures that have hair growing backwards and two tongues. Kekkai occasionally come from pregnant mothers instead of children! When birthed, Kekkai will try to escape, scampering to the floorboards. If this nasty critter escapes, it will come back later and brutally murder the mother. (UGH!) This yokai was created with the intention to warn mothers about birth defects during child birth. You can stop a Kekkai by using a large spatula called a shamoji, and swatting it before it has a chance to escape.  

kekkai

  • Koto furunushi are extremely strange objects of Japanese mythology. They’re essentially the spirits of old Kotos. These yokai look like wild beasts, and are capable of playing any song that was ever played on them. The yokai will play when nobody is around, and this will cause everyone to wonder where the music is coming from. Koto furunushi prefer to play old and often forgotten musical pieces.

furunushi

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