Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Creatures found on yokai.com

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”!

  • Hone onna are macabre creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as  spirits with rotting faces. It’s said that they are the ghosts of beautiful women that died at a young age. They will visit their old lover’s homes, and try to seduce them. If successful, Hone onna will begin to drain their lover’s life force. When fully drained, the man will die, joining his former lover in the afterlife.

hone

  • *I have done this next yokai before, but I am going to update the entry just in time for Halloween.* Teke teke are incredibly violent creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as the animated upper bodies of bisected women. Their name comes from the sound that they make when they run on their arms. The origin story of these creatures is a bit difficult to depict, and there’re many speculations of how this yokai was created. Some tales depict the yokai as a victim of a horrific accident, or suicide. They will chase down victims with a sickle. Despite the lack of legs Teke Teke are extremely fast, and can even outrun cars. When they catch their victims, they slice them in half, and steal their legs. Teke Teke have only one weakness, and it depends of the story. Some legends say that magical charms can ward off the creature’s attacks. Others says that you’re “shit outta luck”, and will die almost instantly.    

tekek

Advertisements

Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Creatures found on yokai.com

Konichiwa, 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”!

  • Fuguruma yohi is an incredibly ugly creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as an ogreish, old woman with tattered clothes. She is the embodiment of emotional love letters, and is usually found in places with large book collections.

yoh

  • Hyakume are very bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re a sentient lumps of flesh with hundreds of eyes. They live in old temples and shadowy places. They guard these places, and will detach one of their eyes to follow shady individuals. While usually not violent, their appearance may scare people.

hyaku

Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Creatures found on yokai.com

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”!

  • Goryo are vengeful creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re said to be the ghosts of ancient nobles who died in terrible ways. The spirits bring tragedy and destruction wherever they go. The calamity can be in the form of fires, storms, or plagues. They can’t be killed, but can transform into peaceful spirits with the help of priests.

goryo

  • Kirin are immensely powerful creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as a chimera-like beasts with dragon scales, a deer’s head, a mane surrounded by holy fire, and an ox’s tail. They appear during times of world peace, and never harm any creature.

kirin

Yokai Wednesdays

All creatures found on yokai.com

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 creatures. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Tenjoname are bizarre creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as tall entities with long tongues, paper-covered bodies, and lion-like faces. They appear in old houses, and like to lick the ceiling. Tenjoname leave black spots on the ceilings and support pillars of homes.  

tenjo

  • Yonaki baba is an extremely emotional creature of Japanese folklore. She’s depicted as old woman with messy hair and a grey robe. She is found crying at houses with tragic backstories. The bawling spreads, like a sickness to anyone who hears it. The weeping is seen as sympathy or scorn. The house will eventually deteriorate after the yokai’s frequent visits.

   yona

Yokai Wednesdays

All creatures found on yokai.com

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”!

  • Appossha are terrifying creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as large headed demons with red skin and dark hair. They can be found in the Sea of Japan, and go on land once a year. Appossha will travel from house to house, freaking out children, and demanding food. Upon scaring the child, the parents will give the creature mochi, and it will leave to the sea.

opposha 

  • Furutsubaki no Rei are macabre creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re said to be the spirits of tsubaki trees with magical powers. They can be depicted as beautiful young women, and one is said to have transformed a merchant into a bee. These trees drop all of their petals at once, and people of Japan associate them with odd occurances and death.

fuu

Yokai Wednesdays

All creatures found on Yokai.com

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

  • Okka is an extremely bizarre creature of Japanese folklore. It’s depicted as a tiny, yet bulbous yokai with a bright red body, large eyes, a tail, and two clawed feet. It has been portrayed in many scrolls, and has many other names.

okka

  • Furuogi is a creature with an unknown backstory. It’s depicted as hairy, and squat being with a folding fan sprouting out of its back. Its name was discovered much later than its appearance. I would love to find out more about this yokai, and I hope that some research will come out soon.

furu

Yokai Wednesdays

All creatures found on yokai.com and yokai.wikia.com

Konichiwa, 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”!

  • Amabie is an extremely strange creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as a mermaid-like figure with a beak-like mouth, a scaly body, long hair, and three legs. It has healing properties, and carrying around its picture can cure disease.

amabie 

  • Dakoji-No-Kai is a bizarre creature of Japanese folklore. It’s depicted as blue-faced monk with a glowing blue aura. It might have some transparent powers as weapons appear to pass straight through it.

daino