Yokai Wednesdays

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

  • Shinchu are extremely powerful creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as huge insect gods which resemble giant silkworms. They have incredibly sharp teeth, large wings, deadly stingers, saucer-like eyes, and eight legs. Despite their fearsome appearance, they don’t attack humans, and instead feed on evil spirits and demons. 

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  • Raiju are mysterious beings of Japanese folklore. They’re the living, bestial form of lightning, and have insane power. Japanese myths have depicted these creatures in many different ways, including; canine-like, dragon-like, weasel-like, or insect-like. They are said to bring down lighting to punish people.

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