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
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
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
The death bringer! This Yokai chooses the time of your death. The king of the underworld is also a type of Shinigami. The Shinigami is similar to Morrígan of the Faye and the Grim Reaper in Western cultures.
Be careful of women you meet near waterfalls. This Yokai is part women, part spider. She can shapeshift into beautiful women. In some stories she lives near a waterfall. She uses her webs to drag men into falls where she devours them.