Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com and yokai.wiki.com

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to look at some more fascinating creatures. Now, let’s got on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Gagoze is a very dangerous creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as a hideous demon dressed in the robes of a monk. He’s known to have superhuman strength, and has a diet consisting of children.

gangoze 

  • Raiju is a fearsome creature of Japanese folklore. It’s a gigantic beast with a body of lightning. It can take on many forms, which include; a cat, fox, weasel, or wolf. While relatively calm, this yokai becomes enraged during thunderstorms. Trees that are struck by lightning are said to be scratched by Raiju’s claws.

raiju

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