Artwork by Miss Moonlight “He’s not my character but his name is Aka Manto! one of my favorite yokais 😀 he wanders around public female restrooms and asks them if they would prefer the red paper of the blue if they chose red that person will be stabbed to death and if they chose blue… Continue reading Akamanto
Onryo are vengeful spirits. They cast cruse to whomever they choose specially to those who wronged them that caused their terrible death.
Hannya was once human, a woman who was consumed with rage, resentment and jealousy and turned into a demoness.
Kijo used to be women who turned into demonesses because of extreme jealousy or terrible crimes they did. They have long claws, long horns and are extremely hideous. They live in isolated areas where they can plot dangerous deeds. They can either give you strong curses or deadly potions. They are strong and they can… Continue reading Kijo
Wanyudo literally means wheel monk. Wanyudo is a giant head trapped in flaming oxcart wheel. The Legends says that this monk used to be a cruel leader who carried his victims at the back of his oxcart. As punishment, the monk was tormented in a fiery oxcart wheel burning his head for eternity. It was… Continue reading Wanyudo
Hannya is an ancient Sanskrit word that means wisdom and virtue. This yokai was once a human woman was consumed with rage, resentment and jealousy that transformed into a demonic Oni. It was said that strong emotions like jealousy can turn a person into a demon. Popularly, Hannya masks are used in the Japanese Noh… Continue reading Hannya
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.