Yokai Wednesdays

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

  • Karyobinga are powerful creatures of Japanese mythology. They resemble bodhisattvias with bird bodies and wings. They also have incredibly beautiful singing voices and can play divine instruments.

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  • Yasha are formidable creatures of Japanese folklore. They resemble giant humanoids with sharp teeth, brightly colored skin, fierce eyes, and spiked hair. These creatures are the personal bodyguards of the buddha of medicine. 

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Yokai Wednesdays

Creatures found on yokai.com and yokai wiki

Konbanwa, 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 go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Kotobuki is an immensely powerful creature of Japanese mythology. It’s a chimera with all parts of the Chinese zodiac. It can speak any language, and is known to cure any illness. 

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  • Omukade is a very dangerous creature of Japanese folklore. It resembles a giant red centipede. It was very venomous, and dragons were even afraid of it.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are  ready for some great new works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Ero Pop by Chiho Aoshima 2001 Inkjet print on paper

This is a very sublime work by Japanese artist, Aoshima. It is both beautiful and unsettling. The main focus of the painting is the female figure with her internal organs exposed. Although this sounds horrific, Aoshima depicts it in way of surreal beauty. The organs are very colorful, and remind me of a bouquet of flowers. I also believe the work to be sexual in a few ways. The woman appears to be sitting on an oyster shell, and this could be reference to Botticelli’s Birth Of Venus. We also see a white snake above her heart, and this could be a depiction of lust. The background is a brilliant shade of blue, and this puts the view at ease. It is hard to believe that visceral works can be beautiful, but I believe that this art work completely describes this phenomena. I would love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • THE UPLOADERS by Larry Carlson 2007 Collage on paper (info about piece found on Larry Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com)

Time for another insane work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This work blends real-life images with bizarre patterns and colors. The piece takes place in space, as seen by the starry sky that makes up the background. There are three objects that resemble abstract lava lamps. Inside each of the “lamps” we see a different colored human figure. The weirdest part of the work is the purple-robed figure with a spherical owl as a head. Another human figure is seen with a pot for a head. I love how Carlson takes the style of collage, and transforms it into an epic and unique work of Surreal genius. I would love to hear your thoughts on the piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, THE UPLOADERS, collage on paper, 14x11in., 2007.

Yokai Wednesdays

Yokai found on yokai.com and yokai.wikia.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”!

  • Jikininki are horrific creatures of Japanese mythology. They resemble humanoid figures with ultra sharp teeth. They try to avoid human contact, and love to eat dead bodies. This is the only way to relieve their pain of eternal hunger.

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  • Enko are disgusting creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re a species of Kappa with monkey-like features. They like to pull humans intestines out of their anuses. Enko can be warded off by any metal object.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Info about creatures found on yokai.wikia.com and yokai.com

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

  • Kaichigo is a mischievous creature of Japanese mythology.It is the spirit of a shell box. The spirit resembles a small doll-like boy covered in a kimono. When no one is around, the Kaichigo will play around with the shells, and swap their positions.

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  • Dotsu-Sama is a malevolent creature of Japanese folklore. It resembles a small white and gold snake. It is said that the owner of the snake will become incredibly wealthy, and some use it to kill. If betrayed, Dotsu-Sama will turn on its owner, and attack him.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com and yokai.wiki.com

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

  • Gagoze is a very dangerous creature of Japanese mythology. It’s depicted as a hideous demon dressed in the robes of a monk. He’s known to have superhuman strength, and has a diet consisting of children.

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  • Raiju is a fearsome creature of Japanese folklore. It’s a gigantic beast with a body of lightning. It can take on many forms, which include; a cat, fox, weasel, or wolf. While relatively calm, this yokai becomes enraged during thunderstorms. Trees that are struck by lightning are said to be scratched by Raiju’s claws.

raiju

Yokai Wednesdays

Info 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”!

  • Haradashi are extremely weird creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted in many forms such as: headless torsos, elderly nuns, or funny female monsters. The most defining feature of a Haradashi is the silly-looking face on its huge stomach. These yokai like to make people laugh, and love to cheer up those who are lonely.

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  • Kojin are strange creatures of Japanese folklore. They resemble scaly, black humanoid figures with ugly faces. These yokai are aquatic, and are extremely talented at weaving silk. It’s said that their silk is of the finest quality, and is even waterproof. Kojin are very emotional, and tend to cry frequently. However, instead of tears, pearls run down their cheeks.

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