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.
Artwork by Slapstick Genius IG Account: @slapstick.genius The Shiofuki is a really elusive aquatic yokai which lives in the distant ocean. It has a hose-like mouth that gushes water when provoked. A very special thanks to Slapstick Genius for sending us this amazing yokai art!
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
The Japanese racoon dog. The Tanuki has a prominent massive magical testicles. The Tanuki’s flexible testicles represents luck and wealth for the Japanese. They can shape their giant scrotums into anything and any size they want. Tanukis can shapeshift. They love human food and alcohol. They transform into a human by putting a leaf on… Continue reading Tanuki
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
If you run into a Kuchisake Onna and she asks you if you think she’s beautiful answer “Yes”, and then when she splits her mouth open down the sides and says, do you still think I’m beautiful, answer “Yes” again. If you answer “No” to either question, you’ll forfeit your life. Kuchisake Onna is a… Continue reading Kuchisake Onna
Tengu are said to have been human in the past. They are said to be Buddhists who failed to conquer the temptations of immorality. They can be identified by their red complexion and their long noses. They are known for having advanced martial skills that they sometimes teach to humans. They are often referred to… Continue reading Tengu