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Buddhist Hell Paintings 4 by gwenboul, via Flickr

Buddhist Hell Paintings 4 by gwenboul, via Flickr

FUTAKUCHI-ONNA (two-mouthed woman) by horinue.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

FUTAKUCHI-ONNA (two-mouthed woman) by horinue.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Dodomeki by Kurt Komoda. Dodomeki is a pale, lanky yokai woman with no facial features who has elongated arms adorned with thousands of eyes.

Dodomeki by Kurt Komoda. Dodomeki is a pale, lanky yokai woman with no facial features who has elongated arms adorned with thousands of eyes.

Karyobinga, The Tengu Goddess by Katsushika Hokusai

Karyobinga, The Tengu Goddess by Katsushika Hokusai

Futakuchi-Onna --------- Let's take a moment to appreciate how cool this is.

Futakuchi-Onna --------- Let's take a moment to appreciate how cool this is.

Nuribotoke (an animated corpse with blackened flesh and dangling eyeballs) from the Hyakkai-Zukan, Sawaki Suushi, 1737

Nuribotoke (an animated corpse with blackened flesh and dangling eyeballs) from the Hyakkai-Zukan, Sawaki Suushi, 1737

Woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada II, 1860, courtesy of www.robynbuntin.com/ukiyo-e/item.asp?ProductID=2479

Woodblock by Utagawa Kunisada II, 1860, courtesy of www.robynbuntin.com/ukiyo-e/item.asp?ProductID=2479

In japanese mythology Jorōgumo (絡新婦) is a 400 years old demonic spider that can change its appearance.

In japanese mythology Jorōgumo (絡新婦) is a 400 years old demonic spider that can change its appearance.

Baku: The Legend of the Dream Eater: The baku, otherwise known as the ‘dream eater’, is a mythological being or spirit in Chinese and Japanese folklore which is said to devour nightmares. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however, as ancient legends say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmare, he may also devour one’s hopes and dreams.

Baku: The Legend of the Dream Eater: The baku, otherwise known as the ‘dream eater’, is a mythological being or spirit in Chinese and Japanese folklore which is said to devour nightmares. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however, as ancient legends say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmare, he may also devour one’s hopes and dreams.

According to Japanese folklore, a cat (neko) that has lived for a long time can become a kind of youkai called a nekomata (猫叉). It was believed that after a cat reached ten years of age, its tail would slowly split into two tails, and, along the way, it would develop magic powers, primarily those of necromancy and shamanism. Nekomata also have an ability to shape shift into a human form and are generally hostile to humans.  There is also one kind of Nekomata that lived in Nabes

According to Japanese folklore, a cat (neko) that has lived for a long time can become a kind of youkai called a nekomata (猫叉). It was believed that after a cat reached ten years of age, its tail would slowly split into two tails, and, along the way, it would develop magic powers, primarily those of necromancy and shamanism. Nekomata also have an ability to shape shift into a human form and are generally hostile to humans. There is also one kind of Nekomata that lived in Nabes