Yokai Wednesdays

Konbanwa, 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”!

  • Kosamebo are bizarre creatures of Japanese mythology. They closely resemble Buddhist monks, and live near mountains. They’ll spook travelers, and ask them for food or spare change. While completely harmless in nature, Kosamebo can be quite annoying.

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  • Kuro bozu are extremely dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as dark, shadowy beings with bestial facial features and incredibly long tongues. They also can manipulate their size at will, and can run ridiculously fast. The yokai will enter a person’s home at night, and suck the breath out of their mouths. Those who are visited by this demonic creature on many occasions will become violently ill.

kuro bozu

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Mythology Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello 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 get started!

  • Minobi is a mythological phenomenon that originates in Japanese mythology. It     resembles a small cluster of fireballs that have a firefly’s glow. They gather around people with straw raincoats and stick to the fiber. The entities then burn, and begin to multiply. A large mass will swarm around the individual, and force them to remove the coat. While they aren’t dangerous, they can be extremely annoying.

minobi

 

  • Bastet is a holy figure of Egyptian mythology. She’s known as the goddess of cats, and is depicted as a humanoid figure with the head of a lioness. She defended the pharaoh, and protected people against disease and evil spirits. She was the sister of Horus the sun god, and the daughter of Isis and Ra. 

bastet

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.

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  • *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.    

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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

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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.

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