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.

otakemaru 

  • 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.

todai 

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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.

shokuin  

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.

basho

  • 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.

hososhi 

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”!

  • Gumyocho is a gorgeous creature of Japanese mythology. It resembles a multi-colored, two-headed bird. It is said to have an absolutely beautiful voice. Those who hear the bird sing, will achieve enlightenment. 

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  • Kazenbo are grotesque creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as a monks being burned alive. They live on a mountain in Kyoto called Toribeyama. While they aren’t necessary harmful, their appearance is pretty unsettling.

kozenbo

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

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.

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  • 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

October Special! More Creepy Pokedex Entries

Hello fellow Pokemon trainers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at the dark side of this series. Now, prepare to be shocked!

  • Trevenant (The Elder Tree Pokemon) (Based off of the Kodama) Ghost and Grass Type Size: 4’11” 156.5 lbs First Appeared: Generation VI

Trevenant and its first form, Phantump have some of the most disturbing Pokedex entries of all time. It resembles a spider-like tree with a giant red eye and two pincer-like claws.

Omega Ruby Pokedex Entry: It can control trees at will. It will trap people who harm the forest so they can never leave. (O_O)

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Now for probably the most messed up entry ever!

Yamask (The Spirit Pokemon) (Based off of the Egyptian Ba holding a death mask)

Ghost Type Size: 1’08” 3.3 lbs First Appeared: Generation V

Yamask is a downright upsetting creature with a shadowy body.

 Pokemon Black Pokedex Entry: Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry. (“E” for everyone my ass!)

yamask