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Magician Tenjiku Tokubei seated on a giant toad, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, ca. 1825-30

thestanfordgallery: Utagawa Kuniyoshi Tenjiku Tokubei Riding a Giant Toad Edo Period, century

歌川芳艶「自来也妙香山の図」

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歌川芳艶「自来也妙香山の図」

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Image gallery: Minamoto no Yorimitsu-ko no yakata ni tsuchigumo yokai o nasu zu 源頼光公館土蜘作妖怪圖 (The Earth Spider Conjures up Demons at the Mansion of Minamoto no Raiko)

Toyokuni III/Kunisada - Japanese Woodblock Print Nakamura Fukusuke I as Nekoma Shintaro, 1854 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada - Nakamura Fukusuke I as the samurai Nekoma Shintaro, drawing his sword to do battle with a giant rat conjured up

Actor Onoe Tamizô II as Tenjiku Tokubei | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Artist: Utagawa Kunisada Title: Actor Onoe Tamizô as Tenjiku Tokubei Date: Japanese, Edo period

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japón, 1753?–1806). Joven, mujer con un demonio Otsue disfrazado. 1804. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York.

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, Young Woman with an Otsue Demon Dressed as an Itinerant Priest, ca. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.Gift of the Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914

The nurikabe is a spirit from Japanese folklore. It manifests as a wall that impedes or misdirects walking travelers at night.

The nurikabe is spirit from Japanese folklore. It manifests as a wall that impedes or misdirects walking travelers at night

Nurikabe is a yokai that manifests as a wall that impedes or misdirects walking travelers at night. Trying to go around is futile as it extends itself forever. Knocking on the lower part of the wall makes it disappear.

Nekomata, two-tailed cat yōkai (supernatural creature) of folklore and classical kaidan | ニャア | 夜鷹 [pixiv] http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=29587646

“Nyaa” by ぴーすけ “Nekomata” is a lower level Japanese demon cat with a forked tail. Nekomatas walk on their hind legs and have necromancing ability.

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