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Sara-hebi (さら蛇) is a large, snake-like creature with the head of a woman. Yokai Ghost stories from Japanese folklore.

The Ghost of Kohada Koheiji, from the series One Hundred Ghost Stories (Hyaku monogatari) 「百物語 こはだ小平二」 Japanese, Edo period, about 1831–32 (Tenpô 2–3) Artist Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760–1849, Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, MFA

妖怪提灯お化け Yokai Chochin Obake (Lantern Ghost) Yōkai (妖怪?, ghost, phantom, strange apparition) are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. The word yōkai is made up of the kanji for "mysterious" and "weird".------ #japan #japanese #yokai

ashmolean Japanese ghosts & demons - Oiwa the Lantern ghost (Utagawa Kuniyoshi 1797-1861)- one of the inspirations for the new solo I am working on

When it came to horror, ukiyo-e artists kept their wits about them

Insatiable old woman from "One hundred ghost stories of Japan and China", 1865 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Onogawa Kisaburo and goblin from the series "One Hundred Ghost stories from China and Japan", 1865 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Takagi Umanosuke and the Ghost of a Woman from "Biyu Suikoden" series, 1866 by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi --------- #japan #japanese #yokai