Onryo are vengeful spirits. They cast cruse to whomever they choose specially to those who wronged them that caused their terrible death.
Zashiki Warashi are ghostly spirits that are seen only by the children and the house’s owners it haunts. There are no known information about its appearance than they look like children (girl or boy) about 5-6 years old that has red blushing cheeks. They love sweet treats offered to them by the house owners. They… Continue reading Zashiki Warashi
Kodama is a tree spirit. They inhabit trees deep in the forests of Japan. They look like bluish light orbs. They can live inside the trees or around it. The life of the Kodama is connected with the trees. They protect the trees it inhabits and its surroundings. If someone tries or cuts these trees… Continue reading Kodama
Inugami literally means dog god. Inugamis are dogs that has been starved to death, decapitated and then buried on crossroads. They come back as an onryo (vengeful spirit.) This kind of ritual is made by their masters for them to become an Inugami, to be obedient again despite of being deprived of food. The preserved… Continue reading Inugami
Hitodama appears like colored glowing fire orbs, sometimes blueish, sometimes greenish or sometimes reddish, sometimes yellowish, with long glowing tails and is believed to be the souls of persons recently deceased. They can be seen on houses where people recently died, funeral homes and graveyards. They are visible to the human eyes and they are harmless.… Continue reading Hitodama