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.
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
Sazae-Oni is a giant turban snail demon. This yokai shapeshifts into beautiful women and pretends to be drowning in the sea to lure seamen into rescuing her. Sazae-Oni collects testicles, steals them from the unsuspecting men by bitting them off. In some legends, they say that Sazae Oni uses the semen from the testicles to… Continue reading Sazae-Oni
People with unredeemable, immoral and sinful souls can turn into an Oni demon when they die. Oni resemble ogres with horns and can have almost any color skin. They tend to hide because they don’t like to be seen by humans. While in the past Oni were considered evil, in our time they are oftentimes… Continue reading Oni
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 can take the form of any creature but most times it likes to take the form of a human. It really enjoys scaring people but it’s mostly harmless.
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.
Kitsune also known as nogitsune, kuda-gitsune, osaki-gitsune and ninko is a shapeshifter yokai that often takes the form of a multi-tailed fox like creature. They can appear and disappear at will. In the folklore, the more tails a creature has the older and more powerful they are. They are extremely intelligent and revel in deceiving… Continue reading Kitsune