Onryo’s are vengeful spirits (Yurei). These spirits seeks vengeance for the horrible deaths they’ve suffered caused by another person. They hold grudges for a long time. They are so powerful and inflict harm or kill anyone. Onryo haunts and curses the people that caused their deaths. The curse can be passed or transmitted to another… Continue reading Onryō
Oiwa is an Onryō. It was said that Oiwa’s story is a real life event. Once there was a samurai named Iemon married to the beautiful Oiwa. They were poor and Oiwa was contented with their situation while Iemon was not. He hated Oiwa for having a miserable life with her. Oiwa fell ill after… Continue reading Oiwa
Literally means “ghost sandal”. Comes from the words Obake, meaning ghost and Zori, the japanese straw sandal. This mischievous yokai has two arms, two legs mouth and one eye at the center of its face. This yokai is a Tsukumogami. They run around the house causing havoc chanting “Kararin! Kororin! Kankororin! Managu mittsu ni ha… Continue reading Bakezōri
A giant skeleton hungry for human flesh. When you hear rattling sound or a ringing in ear sound a Gashadokuro must be nearby. They are invisible and can show themselves whenever they want. They attack travellers at midnight biting their heads off and drinking their blood.
Once you hear clanging noises in the kitchen, that’s probably caused by this violent yokai. Seto-Taisho (Tsukumogami) is a little soldier pieced out of broken porcelain kitchen utensils. their heads are made out of sake glasses and their bodies of porcelain armor. Seto-Taishos never looked all the same. They attack staffs in the kitchen scaring… Continue reading Seto-Taisho
Nukekubi is a type of Rokurokubi. They are the same in all aspects except that the Nukekubi detaches their head completely from their body. It’s flying head can travel further than the Rokurokubi. They look entirely like a normal human being during the day but they thirst for blood of humans or animals at night.… Continue reading Nukekubi
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.
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