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”!

  •  Ungaikyo is less of a creature and more of a physical object. It’s essentially a haunted mirror that can show the presence of unseen monsters and demons. Humans have used this mirror to trap spirits, and the object itself can manipulate appearances. Supposedly, on the 15th day of the 8th month in the old lunar calendar, special water was used on a crystal dish to reflect the light of a full moon. If the same water is used to paint a yokai’s image on a mirror, the spirit will inhibit the object.

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  • Tengu tsubute is a phenomenon that’s caused by the mischievous Tengu. The event causes random rocks to fall the sky. The rocks range from small pebbles, to gigantic boulders. People who are struck by said rocks will succumb to illness, and even those in the presence of the phenomena will be struck with misfortune.

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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”!

  • Hainu are canine-like creatures of Japanese folklore. They are nearly identical to the common dog, however they sport a beautiful pair of black wings. The yokai can be found in plains, forests, and human inhabited areas. People who approach this yokai must do it with caution, as they are quite ferocious. Fortunately, if you manage to tame a Hainu, it will become an incredibly loyal companion.

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  • Nasu-baba is an extremely bizarre creature of Japanese mythology. Its name translates from Japanese to “Eggplant Hag”. It’s depicted as an old woman with dark purple skin and a toothy grin. She lives on Mount Hiei, and wanders around dark rooms. Despite her frightening appearance, she is actually quite useful, ringing the temple’s bell in times of disaster.

nasu baba

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”!

  • Chochinbi are strange entities of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as multicolored, floating, orbs of fire. The fire orbs are said to be produced by kitsune or tanuki. They’re also used as a light source for other spirits.

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  • Ozato are very bizarre creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re monsters that resemble blind entertainers. They wear tattered clothes, and are usually carrying an instrument. They can be seen wandering around brothels and red light districts. 

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every 2 Wednesdays)

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”!

  • Isogashi is an incredibly bizarre creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as a blue-skinned monster with a huge nose, long tongue, and floppy ears. It always seems like its on the run, and can possess humans. Upon possession, people will have immense difficulty staying still. This will cause them to be constantly on the run, finishing everyday tasks with ease. 

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  • The Tearai oni is a gargantuan creature of Japanese folklore. The giant demon spans nearly the length of two mountains, and its leg is twelve kilometers long. The creature comes down from mountains to drink water from bays.

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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”!

  • Otakemaru is an infamous deity of Japanese folklore. He is a kijin; an oni so ridiculously strong that he is also known as a god. He was once considered to be the most fearsome yokai in Japanese history, and is part of the Great Three Yokai. He is depicted as a gigantic demon with a large sword and incredible dark magic.

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  • Todaiki are extremely strange creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as human lamp hybrids with candle heads and colorful robes. They have tattoos covering their entire bodies, and can’t speak. The spirits are said to be the bodies of vanished individuals.

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

  • Hangonko is a special type of incense that’s used to bring forth spirits. It’s made from the bark of a magical tree called a hangonju. The spirits only last for a short period of time.

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  • Shokuin is an immensely powerful creature of Japanese folklore. He’s depicted as a gigantic god with the body of a red dragon and bright, yellow eyes. His own breath can change seasons, and his name translates to torch dragon.

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

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”!

  • Basho no sei are extremely unsettling creatures of Japanese mythology. They are the spirits of banana trees that grow in Okinawa. They appear to have human faces, and will scare people by appearing behind them. While not initially hostile, women are warned not to walk past them after 6 pm. There have been legends of the yokai attacking and even impregnating women.

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  • Hososhi are divine beings of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as armed, robed priests with powers of purification. It has the face of a 4 eyed oni that punishes evil in every direction.

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