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. 

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  • 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

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Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com, and yokai wiki

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

  • Kenmun are strange creatures of Japanese mythology. They resemble a combination of a monkey and a kappa. They also have powerful shapeshifting abilities and are usually harmless to humans.

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  • Mimimushi are highly dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They are special parasites with serpentine bodies and long heads.  They infect the stomach and cause bloating and craving of cold foods.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Creatures found on yokai.com, Yokai Attack!, and yokai.wiki

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

  • Kakuran no mushi is a highly disgusting creature of Japanese mythology. It has a red body and a black head. It also has the facial expression of a person who is about to vomit. It is said to live in the stomach, and can cause horrific bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. The sickness can be cured by ingesting a medicine called goshuyu.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com

Trigger Warning! This weeks’ post is covering a pretty controversial topic. If you are easily frightened, stop reading now!

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”!

  • Kekkai are incredibly disturbing creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as small, ugly, monkey-like creatures that have hair growing backwards and two tongues. Kekkai occasionally come from pregnant mothers instead of children! When birthed, Kekkai will try to escape, scampering to the floorboards. If this nasty critter escapes, it will come back later and brutally murder the mother. (UGH!) This yokai was created with the intention to warn mothers about birth defects during child birth. You can stop a Kekkai by using a large spatula called a shamoji, and swatting it before it has a chance to escape.  

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  • Koto furunushi are extremely strange objects of Japanese mythology. They’re essentially the spirits of old Kotos. These yokai look like wild beasts, and are capable of playing any song that was ever played on them. The yokai will play when nobody is around, and this will cause everyone to wonder where the music is coming from. Koto furunushi prefer to play old and often forgotten musical pieces.

furunushi

Yokai Wednesdays

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

  • Karura are immensely powerful creatures of Japanese mythology. They are usually depicted as huge, humanoid beings with the wings and heads of eagles. Karura are red, can breathe fire, and can manipulate huge gusts of wind using their wings. These yokai are worshipped as Demigods in some branches of esoteric Buddhism. Karura feed on dragons and protect against poison and disease.

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  • Shogoro are incredibly strange creatures of Japanese folklore. They are depicted as small gongs with legs and a face. While not dangerous, they can keep people up with their incessant ringing.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com

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

  • Byakko is an incredibly awesome creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as cosmic white tiger that covers one quarter of the sky. Byakko is another one of the four symbols used in Taoism. It represents the Chinese element of metal, as well as the virtue of righteousness.

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  • Wani are powerful creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as serpentine sea monsters with incredible shape-shifting abilities. Wani rule the sea, and live in beautiful coral palaces on the sea floor. 

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Yokai Wednesdays

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

  • Kawa Akago are cute, but dangerous creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as baby-like creatures with red skin. (yokai.com) They live on riverbanks, and can perfectly mimic a baby’s cry. Upon hearing the cry, a human will try to find its source. (yokai.com) The yokai will then appear under the human, and pull his feet from under him. (yokai.com) While this is supposed to be a harmless prank, it can be dangerous if the human can’t swim. (yokai.com)

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  • Yamata No Orochi is one of the most famous yokai of Japanese mythology. It resembles a massive serpent with eight heads and eight tails. (yokai.com) According to legend, every year one of Ashinazuchi’s daughters has to be sacrificed to the huge serpent god. Yamata No Orochi was eventually slain by the exiled storm god, Susanoo. Upon striking the beast’s forth tail, Susanoo’s sword broke into pieces. (yokai.com) Susanoo then found a new sword, Kusanagi no Tsurugi, within Orochi’s flesh. Susanoo gifts the sword to his sister, Amaterasu as exchange for returning to heaven. (yokai.com)

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