Japanese Yokai

Collection by Jesse Mackinnon

Jesse Mackinnon
Imagine this situation: you drive downtown for a summer fireworks festival. You find an awesome parking spot, with an elevated view over the river, where you Magical Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Folklore Japonais, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Legends, Japanese Monster, Japanese Mythology, Dragons, Arte Horror


朧車 おぼろぐるま Translation: hazy cart Habitat: city streets, late at night Diet: the lingering anger of ancient nobles Appearance: On misty, moonlit nights,

Natsume Yuujinchou ~~ Remember the touching story of the yokai in the abandoned school building and the girl who loved him? This may be the classic ayakashi that he was based upon :: SciFi and Fantasy Art Yokai: Karakasa-obake by Richard Svensson Folklore Japonais, Art Japonais, Japanese Mythical Creatures, Mythological Creatures, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Art, Myths & Monsters, Japanese Monster, Japanese Mythology


Kasa-obake (Japanese: 傘おばけ)[2][3] are a mythical ghost or yōkai in Japanese folklore. They are sometimes, but not always, considered a tsukumogami that old umbrellas turn into. They are also called "karakasa-obake" (から傘おばけ),[2][4] "kasa-bake" (傘化け),[5] and "karakasa kozō" (唐傘小僧). ["karakasa kozō" TRANSLATION: paper umbrella priest boy ]

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Keukegen- Japanese folklore: a creature covered in black fur that lives in peoples houses. Its name means "rarely seen". It was a disease spirit, inflicting sickness into those who lived in its host house. It also reminds me vaguely of cookie monster. Folklore Japonais, Art Japonais, Japan Illustration, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Art, Mythological Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Japanese Mythical Creatures, Japanese Legends


毛羽毛現 けうけげん Translation: hairy, fluffy sight; alternatively, rare and dubious thing Habitat: damp homes, dirty gardens, moldy closets, under floorboards Diet

A Seto-taisho (small soldier life spirit formed of broken dishes and utensils a household no longer uses) fighting a Shiro-uneri( a dishcloth or rag that has been used far passed its prime and turns into a small cloth dragon). Mythological Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Japanese Mythology, Japanese Folklore, Oni Art, Monster Art, Slayer Anime, Japan Art

Seto taishō

瀬戸大将 せとたいしょう Translation: General Seto, the crockery general Appearance: Seto taishō is a tiny little soldier pieced together out of chipped teacups, cracked

Gashadokuro is a giant skeleton from Japanese folklore. According to the Japanese urban legend, the large skeleton is made up of the bones of people who have Japanese Mythology, Japanese Folklore, Shinigami, Japanese Urban Legends, Scary, Creepy, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Monster, Memorial Museum

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“Illustrations from THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO YOKAI MONSTERS by Japanese artist, Shigeru Mizuki (1922-2015).”

I mentioned the other day how the great Toriyama Sekien was a big fan of inventing yokai that poked fun at the red-light districts and the priest class of his Japanese Mythology, Japanese Folklore, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Art, Medieval Fantasy, North Africa, Conte, Fantasy Creatures, Asian Art

Ao bōzu

青坊主 あおぼうず Translation: blue monk Habitat: wheat and barley fields, uninhabited homes, lonely roads Diet: varies from region to region; commonly children

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Betobeto-san. People who walk the streets alone at night sometimes encounter this harmless but nonetheless disturbing yokai. It synchronizes its pace with walkers and follows them as long as it can, getting closer and closer with each step.

Hitotsume-nyūdō is a yōkai of Japan that has the appearance of an ōnyūdō that has only one eye [Hitotsume-nyūdō TRANSLATION: one-eyed priest HABITAT: roads and highways DIET: omnivorous; Japanese Mythology, Japanese Folklore, Magical Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Fantasy Books, Fantasy Art, Japanese Urban Legends, Traditional Japanese Art, Japanese Style


Hitotsume-nyūdō is a yōkai of Japan that has the appearance of an ōnyūdō that has only one eye [Hitotsume-nyūdō TRANSLATION: one-eyed priest HABITAT: roads and highways DIET: omnivorous; occasionally humans]

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Genbu | Yokai.com Japanese Yokai, Dark Warrior, Astral Plane, Japanese Mythology, Slayer Anime, Stargazing, Chinese Art, Drawing Reference, Asian Art


玄武 げんぶ Translation: dark warrior Alternate names: genten jōtei (dark emperor of the heavens), showan'ū Habitat: the northern sky Appearance: Genbu is a large

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山童 やまわろ Translation: mountain child Alternate names: yamawarawa Habitat: mountains; commonly found throughout Kyūshū and West Japan Diet: omnivorous Appearance