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鬼婆 (Demon Hag)  Onibaba is an Oni that has the appearance of a shriveled old woman that feasts on humans. She has disheveled hair, a large mouth, carrying either a knife or sitting with a spool of thread. The woman originated from a cave in Adachigahara and died in Kurozuka. In fact there is a small museum in Adachigahara with her remains and the cooking pot and knife she used on her victims.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, The Lonely House, September by The print depicts the Hag of Adachi Moor, who was said to drink the blood of unborn children.

Digital art by Sakimichan...(part 2)

Digital art by Sakimichan...(part 2)

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they-hide-in-the-dark:Yamachichi -A monkey-like creature from Japanese folklore, Yamachichi are believed to come from bats. It is said that when a bat lives a very long life that it can transform into a Yamachichi. These creatures resemble monkeys but they have pointed mouths and lips constantly poised for sucking. They usually live deep in the mountains but they will come down at night to visit houses. Yamachichi live on human life force. They will sneak into a person’s house when they are…

they-hide-in-the-dark: “Yamachichi - A monkey-like creature from Japanese folklore, Yamachichi are believed to come from bats. It is said that when a bat lives a very long life that it can transform.

『東海道四谷怪談』蛇山庵室の場 初代歌川芳艶 画 1861年頃 軒の提灯が燃えて中からお岩の亡霊が出現する「提灯抜け」を紙上で見せる趣向の仕掛絵 Woman ghost Oiwa

『東海道四谷怪談』蛇山庵室の場 初代歌川芳艶 画 1861年頃 軒の提灯が燃えて中からお岩の亡霊が出現する「提灯抜け」を紙上で見せる趣向の仕掛絵 Woman ghost Oiwa

A-Yokai-A-Day: Gaki Posted on Wednesday October 21st, 2015 Today’s yokai also comes to us from Indian folklore, brought to Japan with the coming of Buddhism, just as the ashuras were. In fact, you could almost consider this yokai to be the opposite of an ashura.  In Buddhism, there are 6 “realms” of rebirth: heaven, ashura/asura, humans, animals, gaki (or hungry ghosts), and hell. When you die, you will be reincarnated in one of these realms.  Where you are rebord depends on the karma you…

Today’s yokai also comes to us from Indian folklore, brought to Japan with the coming of Buddhism, just as the ashuras were. In fact, you could almost consider this yokai to be the opposite o…

Alors que je viens tout juste de recevoir mon numéro de livraison pour Conan, de nouveaux et nombreux projets Kickstarter, que j'attends de...

Alors que je viens tout juste de recevoir mon numéro de livraison pour Conan, de nouveaux et nombreux projets Kickstarter, que j'attends de...

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