Yokai the Japanese Monsters
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Since October 2012
Series of Japanese Yokai monsters drawing based on Japanese folklores and legends.
Please see my deviantArt page for more details of each Yokai backgrounds and stories.
A yokai that appear from a spiritual pathway called Nawasuji.
A type of Tsukumogami which is a yokai that a daily tool transformed after many years of usage. This one is a big pot.
A straw doll which was created by a monk to do right thing for people. Namikozou alerts weather change by making special wave sound for fishermen.
A woman who has cat-like tongue and loves to lick man's whole body.
A mixture of whale and slug.
A boss cat fish of a river which chases fisher men in saying "Odobou, Odobou!".
A female thief with seven eyes who steals anything and everything even while there's someone at home.
A gigantic woman with size of either neck or whole body in 12m high.
A princess of a castle killed while counting the depth of a moat on her run, turned into a frog counting the same and screams at seventh.
A raccoon dog which gives wealth to a family.
A grandfather who bought rice field for his son, but son never succeed farming and this monster appears in the field and scream "Give back my field".
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An umbrella in the bottom of the sea point called Nagaido in Sado, transforms into a woman and chases anyone tries to grab the umbrella.
A ghost of a cheated woman appears from andon lamp at Shourou nagashi.
A war memorial monument which occurs a lot of supernatural foklores.
A bake gitsune which was good at transforming into a beautiful woman and tricked people. It got trapped and its ass burnt.
A yokai which transforms into exactly the same fisher man or ama(diving fisher women). If anyone see it and follow it will be killed.
A yokai with its face on its body.
A thief woman who's cursed and got as much eyes on her arm as the money she stole in the past.
A soft shell turtle which tried to bite local lord and got its jaw cut off.
A man with white hair, white kimono, and a spire appears and makes anyone go crazy. You need to calm down and maintain your mind straight to avoid any disaster.
A boy wearing kasa and holding a tofu with maple mark on a tray. He's harmless and usually used as a messenger or delivery by other yokai.
Numerous skulls forming one gigantic skull appeared in front of Tairano Kiyomori. Kiyomori stared back at the skull and the skull disappeared into the sun light.
A possession of snake. Owner of this snake would be wealthy and able to curse someone along with owner's will.
Connected heads of two doctors who died in the middle of competing their skills as a doctor.
A child appears hanging from the ceiling.
A yokai that licks ceiling.
Japanese modern urban myth that if you knock 3rd door of bathroom in 3rd floor of a school saying "Are you there Hanako", Hanako would answer and drag you in.
A human candle saucer used to be an Japanese mission to Tang China.
An ugly old woman appears hanging from the ceiling.
A mysterious fireball floating in the air that cause fire if left out.
A fox that lived over 1,000 years. It has 9 tails and eyes that can focus on thousands of miles away.
A ball-shaped yokai rolling down a hill with flashing light.
Marten that has spiritual power.
A yokai that appear at a cabin in a mountain of Hachijojima. It troubles cabin guards, but helps throwing food for them during a famine.
A monk who was betrayed by the emperor and enemy temple, transformed into a giant rat and attacked with 84,000 rats.
A giant old woman with insanely long arms which can reach to the sea while being in mountain.
A headman of a powerful family who believed Japanese ancient gods, killed by Buddhism worshipers, transformed into a woodpecker and destroyed temples.
A monk grappled and captured a monster came out of dark cloud, made the monster swear not to do anything bad to the local area by putting hand stamp on an umbrella.
A snake which was treated horribly until death, comes back with curse.