Yokai Wednesdays

Konbanwa, 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”!

  • Hinoenma are incredibly dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as absolutely gorgeous women, but don’t be fooled, they want your blood! These monsters use their beautiful looks to obliterate men. They first suck out the male’s lifeblood and virility, and this causes them to become weak   and poor. Upon death, the monstrous yokai swiftly moves onto its next victim.

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  • Nogitsune are lupine spirits of Japanese mythology. Unlike Kitsune, these yokai  are mighty tricksters, and love to possess humans. 

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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”!

  • Niwatori no so are incredibly bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as monks with chicken parts. Apparently, this is the result of eating chickens possessed by evil spirits. (No, I’m not making this up!)

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  • Hajikkaki are strange creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as white, blobby creatures with fangs and large eyes. They usually appear to be covering their faces out of embarrassment.  Their history and use remains a mystery.

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

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

  • Yama orabi are very strange creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as bird-like beings with extremely large heads and ultra sharp teeth. It’s also said that they’re experts in mimicry. They love shouting, and can copy any voice that they hear. These illusive creatures can be found deep within mountains.

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  • Suzuhiko hime are slightly humorous creatures of Japanese folklore.  They resemble shrine maidens with bells for heads. They love to dance and are completely harmless. 

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

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”!

  • Umi nyobo are incredibly dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as human women with fish-like features. They have sharp, shark-like teeth, scaly skin, and webbed toes. Some stories give these creatures human speech, while others depict them as silent predators. They mainly hunt humans, and thoroughly enjoy killing them. Some do have morals, however, and might be seen showing kindness to people.

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  • Gumyocho are incredibly beautiful creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as large two-headed birds with golden pelts and fiery tails. They live in Gokuraku judo (The Land of Amida Buddha), and have angelic voices. It’s said that if you hear this yokai, sing, you will reach enlightenment. 

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

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

  • Honengyo are Godzilla-like creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as massive amphibian-like monsters with green skin, scales, and turtle-like legs. They live in deep rivers. Despite their fearsome appearance, Honengyo are actually signs of good luck, and usually predict seasons of bountiful catches. 

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  • Honengame are extremely bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as turtle-like monsters with a woman’s head. They have incredible prediction skills, and will come to shore to warn humans about upcoming disasters. Many people have Honengame charms that supposedly ward off evil.

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

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”!

  • Kudagitsune are adorable little creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as tiny foxes with strong magical powers. They can be found hanging around fortune tellers and sorcerers. Their name translates to Pipe Fox, and they can squeeze into small places. Usually docile, these creatures will only come into human contact when used as a magical familiar.

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  • Furi are ultra fast creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as wild beasts with many different animal attributes. Despite their strange appearance, it’s hard to believe that they are actually Tanuki. They have incredible agility, and can leap from mountain to mountain in a single bound.

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Konichiwa, everyone! I’m finally back from my Christmas break, and am ready to make content once again! Let’s start up the new season with one of my favorite posts. Now, let’s go on a journey to “The Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Fukuro muijina are mischievous creatures of Japanese mythology. They are badgers that can resemble an ancient noblewoman with a giant sack on their over their shoulder. They like to dress up as people, and some stories say that the yokai itself is just the haunted sack.

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  • Hossumori are incredible fascinating creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as the animated wand-like brushes held by Buddhist Priests. The brush erases all general distractions from the priest such as; flies, mosquitoes, and other annoying insects.

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