The yokai Koboku-no-kai (こぼくのかい) are the spirits of old trees which have transformed to resemble humans, complete with arms, legs, and faces. They . . .
Tankororin is a yokai formed from the abandoned fruit of an unkempt persimmon tree. It has large glaring eyes and a thick protective . . .
Here is a sketch of the knife-wielding, blister-peeling Namahage of Oga, Japan. On New Year’s eve these oni (demons) descend from their mountain . . .
Directed by Yasuji Murata, this short animation is based on a bit of Japanese folklore involving an old man and the supernatural . . .
I came across a quote by the artist Katsushika Hokusai the other day, and was reminded how much I enjoyed his work. Best . . .
The Tofu-kozo appears as a small boy peddling tofu. He materializes randomly in various lonely places on rainy evenings, offering passersby a taste . . .
Akashita is an enormous hairy yokai found in the clouds above waterworks and floodgates.
This sketch is part of a series of creatures . . .
The Waniguchi takes its name from a copper bell which hangs outside Buddhist temples. After existing for one hundred years, the bell is . . .
A horse’s head that hangs from the nettle trees of the Kyushu reason, terrifying those who travel through the woods at night.
Preliminary . . .