Japanese Folklore

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According to the Japanese folklore, the Jorōgumo is a magic, 400 year old giant spider, that can change its appearance into that of a beautiful woman. She seduces young handsome men, wraps them up in her webs and eats them. Mythical Creatures Art, Mythological Creatures, Magical Creatures, Japanese Mythical Creatures, Mythological Monsters, Folklore Japonais, Myths & Monsters, Sea Monsters, Legends And Myths


According to the Japanese folklore, the Jorōgumo is a magic, 400 year old giant spider, that can change its appearance into that of a beautiful woman. She seduces young handsome men, wraps them up in her webs and eats them.

Japanese mythology: the FUTAKUCHI-ONNA (Two-Mouthed Woman), a yokai (monster/spirit) that was definitely all mouth. Mythological Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Japanese Urban Legends, Japanese Art, Japanese Mythology, Greek Mythology, Myths & Monsters, Japanese Monster

Futakuchi-onna by Perynne on DeviantArt

Second one in the series. Futakuchi-onna (two-mouthed woman) is not a monster as such, but a normal woman who is affected by a curse or something which ... Futakuchi-onna

 Supernatural river creature from Japan. Some theorize that the folklore of Kappa originated via the Shinto river deity kami. Japanese Mythical Creatures, Mythological Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Strange Creatures, Folklore Japonais, Art Japonais, Japan Illustration, Japanese Drawings, Japanese Prints


Beware of the Yokai! an 8 page, seven illustration feature of Japanese mythical creatures appreared in Discovery Channel Magazine June/July 2009 issue. six yokais featured are: Kappa, Tengu, Tanuk

Ogre chanting Buddhist prayer, 1864 by Kawanabe Kyosai (perhaps the last virtuoso in traditional Japanese painting) Japanese Artwork, Japanese Painting, Japanese Prints, Japan Illustration, Japanese Mythology, Japanese Monster, Buddhist Prayer, Legends And Myths, Japan Art

Demon with a Buddhist prayer (Oni no nenbutsu), 1864 by Kawanabe Kawanabe Kyōsai

Ogres, or oni, alongside animals and ghosts, were some of Kawanabe Kyōsai’s favourite subjects. They are generally thought of as fierce demons who can be menacing yet humorous in their actions. This oni is collecting donations for a temple and ...

Artist: Totoya Hokkei ‘Demon preparing to write in an account book from the series “Selection of ancient and modern comic poems” Japanese Art Modern, Japanese Drawings, Japanese Artwork, Japanese Prints, Japanese Culture, Japanese Art Samurai, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Mask, Japan Illustration

Demon Preparing to Write in an Account Book, from the series Selection of Ancient and Modern Comic Poems (Kokin kyôkasen)

These 50 Classical Art Memes Will Have You In Literal Hysterics Folklore Japonais, Art Japonais, Classical Art Memes, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Female, Japanese Lady, Female Demons, Japanese Mythology, Japanese Monster

Strange Japanese monsters are beautiful

I found these old Japanese monsters to be ghoulish and strangely beautiful. In the sophisticated popular culture of the Edo period (1603-1868), much attention was devoted to Japan’s rich pantheon…

The Hyakume is a Yokai found in Japanese folklore. The Hyakume is described as a large, fleshy creature with eyes all over it’s body in Japanese “Hyakume” means “one hundred eyes”. The Hyakume love to. Fantasy Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Mythology, Japanese Monster, Japanese Drawings, Traditional Japanese Art, Art Japonais, Asian Art

A-Yokai-A-Day: Hyakume | Matthew Meyer

One of the weirdest yokai I have ever come across is this monstrosity, the one-hundred-eyed demon known as Hyakume. I painted a version of him a few years back, in my Hyakki Yako panels from the first A-Yokai-A-Day series. This is the version that appears in Night Parade. Hyakume 百目 Translation: one hundred eyes Habitat: … Continue reading A-Yokai-A-Day: Hyakume

Big Head Kitsune Mask The Third Eye In Red Xplayer Shop - The Design Of This Kitsune Mask Is Based On The Traditional Japanese Mask Used By The Character Of Online Game Onmyoji The Third Eye Chakra Is Located On The Forehead Between The Eyebrow Mascara Anime, Kitsune Maske, Anbu Mask, Japanese Fox Mask, Arte Ninja, Mask Drawing, Mask Painting, Japanese Folklore, Animal Masks

Kitsune Mask|Foxtume

Our fox mask is for fun or cosplay or as an ornament Kitsune (fox) is a common subject of Japanese folklore, believed to have shape-shifting power.

by Utagawa Kunisada, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Asian Art Bequest of William S. Lieberman, 2005 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; Japanese Drawings, Japanese Prints, Jordi Bernet, Traditional Japanese Art, Japanese Folklore, Japanese Illustration, Roman Art, Samurai Art, Japanese Painting

Utagawa Kunisada | Maruami Gorō Saved by Fudō's (Acala) Attendant Seitaka from Narita Shrine | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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(Traditional depiction of a figure who fights yokai. Could be good to adapt this motif to comment on modern day War?) Shoki the Demon-queller, ca. 1725 by Okumura Masanobu Japanese Drawings, Japanese Tattoo Art, Japanese Art, Chinese Prints, Japanese Prints, Chinese Art, Japan Painting, Artist Painting, Korean Art

Shoki the Demon Queller Sharpening His Sword | The Art Institute of Chicago

Okumura Masanobu, c. 1725

A-Yokai-A-Day: Sōgen-bi This is a specific fireball yōkai , similar to a will o’ wisp, which takes the form of a man’s head surrounded by flames and floats around in the sky at night. Japanese Drawing, Japanese Yokai, Japan Illustration, Mythical Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Fire Drawing, Japanese Mythology, Oriental, Traditional Paintings

A-Yokai-A-Day: Sōgen-bi | Matthew Meyer

Today’s yokai is a fairly obscure one, and he is a type of hi-no-tama, or fireball yokai. Sōgen-bi (叢原火 or 宗源火, そうげんび) Sōgen-bi, literally “Sōgen’s fire” is a yokai that was sighted at Mibu-dera in Kyoto. (Mibu-dera is also very famous for being the home of the legendary Shinsengumi.) This yokai takes the form of … Continue reading A-Yokai-A-Day: Sōgen-bi

How the Terrible Japanese Kappa Monster Became Cute Japanese Mythology, Japanese Folklore, Japanese Drawings, Japanese Prints, Kappa Monster, Japanese Yokai, Japanese Monster, Japan Painting, Japanese Characters

How the Terrible Japanese Kappa Monster Became Cute

Human's have always had a mixed relationship with kappa. Although fearsome and depraved — kappa are honest and generally keep their word (they can speak Japanese).