If you’re fishing and you catch this Yokai, you’ll have a choice to make. If you eat it, you gain longevity but it also might bring storms and unfortunate incidents. It’s said that if a fisherman catches one, they throw them back to avoid possible tragedy. Would you risk eating if you knew you could… Continue reading Ningyo
This strange Yokai has an eye where its anus should be. You might want to be a little leery if you happen to be walking down the road late night in Kyoto and a lone travel starts stripping his clothes off in front of you.
Two stories surround this yokia. One states that it’s the remains/spirt/ghost an older women who died and comes back to visit her lovers. She would appear to them as a beautiful women but to others she would appear as a skeleton. In the other story, while the women was alive, people said she was ugly…… Continue reading Hone-Onna
This Yokai has been described as spirit from an old tree. In some instances it rains down fire and in other stories it would scoop up and eat humans. It is often depicted as a severed head floating above a tree. If you happen to be walking past a tree and you see a coin… Continue reading Tsurube Otoshi
Scrimp and save to afford to buy your own small plot of land, then work the rest of your life toiling in the rice fields all to make a better life for your family and then after you die, all your work is for nothing because no one maintains your plot and it deteriorates to… Continue reading Dorotabo
Tenome have eyes on their hands instead of in their heads. There are several stories about these Yokai. One story says this creature was a blind man who was robbed and so desperately wanted see the robber that eyes grew on his hands and thus he became a Tenome. In another story a man ran… Continue reading Tenome
People with unredeemable, immoral and sinful souls can turn into an Oni demon when they die. Oni resemble ogres with horns and can have almost any color skin. They tend to hide because they don’t like to be seen by humans. While in the past Oni were considered evil, in our time they are oftentimes… Continue reading Oni
This Yokai can take the form of a human. Sometimes it takes the form of a doctor and other times any form it wants but it’s true form is that of a earless, eyeless blob of meat with wrinkles everywhere. It’s said to eat the fat of dead things and will sometimes take the form… Continue reading Nuppepo
This Yokai has the body of a snake and the head of a women. There are three different stories about this creature. One story suggests she simply wants to be be left alone and can be seen sometimes looking reflective while washing her hair. In another story she eats humans whole and in yet another… Continue reading Nure Onna
Chochin Obake is a lantern shaped yokai. They have been known to spy on other Yokai and are often knowledge about the happenings in the Yokai realm.