Yokai Wednesdays

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

  • Chirizuka kaio is a very strange creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as a small red oni with a gold crown on its head. It’s known as the “King of Animated Trash”. 

chir

 

  • Sarugami are ferocious creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as large wild monkeys. They can speak the human language, and are extremely intelligent. Almost every human reaction with Sarugami ends with violence, and they can only be slain by brave samurai.

saru

Yokai Wednesdays

Creature found on Yokai.com

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

  • Shachihoko are extremely powerful creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as aquatic creatures with the bodies of fish and the heads of tigers. They guard the roofs of Japanese castles, and can control the rain.

shachi

 

More Amazing Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more interesting foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Chokladoll is a sweet pastry that comes from Sweden. It’s a circular-shaped sweet made out of cocoa, coconut, oatmeal, vanilla sugar, and butter. They’re extremely popular at children’s parties.

 

choco

 

  • Katsudon is an incredibly delicious dish that comes from Japan. It consists of deep-fried pork cutlet, vegetables, egg, and various condiments. It’s seen as a good luck charm, and many Japanese students eat this dish the night before a test.

 katsudon

Yokai Wednesdays

Creatures found on Cryptids Wiki, Yokai Wiki, and Yokai.com

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

  • Hinnagami are extremely creepy creatures of Japanese mythology. They are the possessed spirits of dolls that are known to grant any wish. If too much time passes choosing a wish, the doll will ask for more. This will continuously go on until its master dies. It will then haunt them for all eternity.

hinnagami

Fantastic Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found of en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! Welcome to the upgraded version of Friday’s post. I have decided to add on other dishes besides desserts. This gives me a much wide range to work with. Now, grab yourself a snack, and let’s dig in!

  • Mie aceh is a very unique dish that comes from the Aceh region of Indonesia. It’s a special noodle soup with beef, goat meat, or seafood. The soup’s base is very spicy, and is quite similar to curry. The noodles are covered in a spice mixture called Bumbuwhich is made from black pepper, garlic, cardamom, anise, cumin, caraway, shallots, and red chili pepper. The best types of this soup are made with homemade noodles.

mie-ache 

 

  • Kibbeh is a fried dish that comes from Lebanon. It’s a cracked wheat dumpling that’s filled with minced onion, meat, and Middle Eastern spices. Kibbeh is considered to be the national dish of many Middle Eastern countries.

cracked-wheat

Special Post!

Info about movie and plot found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow followers! This is Asher with a special post. Last Friday, I saw a great Jamaican  movie called The Harder They Come. This film starred Jimmy Cliff, one of the first great Reggae artists. The movie helped bring Reggae to audiences worldwide. Cliff plays a poor Jamaican man named Ivanhoe Martin who is searching for a job. Martin has a love for music, and tries to land a record deal with the main producer in Kingston. As the film progresses, we see Ivanhoe’s journey into music, and the barriers along the way. Cliff unfortunately ends up with the wrong crowd, and this leaves him to a life of crime and corruption. The movie is well known for its fantastic soundtrack and immense success in Jamaica. The story was loosely based on a famous Jamaican criminal of the same name. I highly recommend this film to anybody who loves music, foreign films, and crime stories. I will be posting the main theme song at the bottom of the post. I would also love to hear what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

   

Yokai Wednesdays

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

  • Ningyo are strange, aquatic creatures of Japanese mythology. They are depicted as fish-like humanoids that vary in size and appearance. Some Ningyo have human torsos, while others are seen as horrific, sharp-clawed monsters with extremely destructive magical powers. Many tales claim that the flesh of a Ningyo can grant a person immortality if consumed. This, however, is an immensely difficult task, due to the yokai’s fearsome nature.

ningyo 

  • Sojobo is a incredibly strong spirit of Japanese folklore. He is the king of all Tengus, and is depicted as a large old man with long, white hair, and a massively long nose. Sojobo possesses the strength of 1,000 Tengu, and lives on Mount Kurama in Northern Kyoto. He possesses some pretty impressive skills, which include; encyclopedic knowledge of magic, sword mastery, and amazing military tactics. He is also known to have trained Minamoto Yoshitsune, one of Japan’s most respected warriors.

sojobo