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
Numa-Gozen is said to be a dangerous serpentine yokai that can shapeshift into a young beautiful women. This yokai inhabits lakes and preys on farmers.
This dangerous yokai inhabits the ocean. They also resembles the Ningyo but the Umi nyobo can also live on the land for a few days. They prey on humans but it was believed that they also show kindness to humans. They can look like a regular person but when you look closely, they have fishlike… Continue reading Umi nyobo
The legend of Aka Manto is one of the most popular story in Japan. The legend is about a woman hunting the last toilet stall of public schools. Aka Manto literally means “red cloak”. The legends says that if you use the women’s toilet’s last stall Aka manto will appear. She will ask for the… Continue reading Aka Manto
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.