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 

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

 

Yokai Wednesdays

All creatures found on yokai.com and Alt & Yoda’s book, Yokai Attack!

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”!

  • Onibaba is an extremely disturbing creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as a blue maniacal old woman with wild hair and an oversized mouth. It tries to collect the livers of unborn children. It will also go after human entrails. The only way to stop the Onibaba is to try to convince her that you’re too fatty to eat. 

oni

 

  • Jinja hime are incredibly popular creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as serpentine beings with female faces and two horns. They’re also quite reclusive, and are usually never seen by humans.

jinja hima

Yokai Wednesdays

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

  • Daudarabotchi are extremely bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore. They are depicted as enormous humanoids that resemble bald priests.  They have pitch black skin and large rolling eyes. Their very movements help shape the world.

dai

  • Kitsunebi are magical creatures of Japanese mythology. They are created by Kitsune, and are usually very colorful. They only appear at night, and can lure humans to yokai.

kitsunebi