The nurikabe is a spirit from Japanese folklore. It manifests as a wall that impedes or misdirects walking travelers at night.

The nurikabe is a spirit from Japanese folklore. It manifests as a wall that impedes or misdirects walking travelers at night.

Sara-hebi (さら蛇) is a large, snake-like creature with the head of a woman.   http://www.pinktentacle.com --Japanese

Sara-hebi (さら蛇) is a large, snake-like creature with the head of a woman. http://www.pinktentacle.com --Japanese

Kitsune (狐 or きつね, Kitsune) is the Japanese word for fox. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore; in English, kitsune refers to them in this context. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. According to Yōkai folklore, all foxes have the ability to shape shift into men or women. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories…

Kitsune

Kitsune (狐 or きつね, Kitsune) is the Japanese word for fox. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore; in English, kitsune refers to them in this context. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. According to Yōkai folklore, all foxes have the ability to shape shift into men or women. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories…

Kitsune (fox) Yokai are Japanese creatures from Japanese folklore and ghost stories. To be "cursed by a fox" is a euphemism for mental illness.

Kitsune (fox) Yokai are Japanese creatures from Japanese folklore and ghost stories. To be "cursed by a fox" is a euphemism for mental illness.

Keukegen- Japanese folklore: a creature covered in black fur that lives in peoples houses. Its name means "rarely seen". It was a disease spirit, inflicting sickness into those who lived in its host house.

Keukegen- Japanese folklore: a creature covered in black fur that lives in peoples houses. Its name means "rarely seen". It was a disease spirit, inflicting sickness into those who lived in its host house.

In Japanese folklore, the rabbit (usagi) resides on the moon pounding rice for omchi (rice cake).

In Japanese folklore, the rabbit (usagi) resides on the moon pounding rice for omchi (rice cake).

Tengu- Japanese folklore: an avian creature with human characteristics. They were thought of as evil malignant spirits or protective guardians.

Tengu

Tengu- Japanese folklore: an avian creature with human characteristics. They were thought of as evil malignant spirits or protective guardians.

Onryo - Japanese Ghost - They are the ghosts of people who died with such strong passions, such as jealousy, rage or hatred, that their soul is unable to pass on, and instead, transforms into a powerful, wrathful spirit bent on vengeance on anyone or anything it encounters.

Onryo - Japanese Ghost - They are the ghosts of people who died with such strong passions, such as jealousy, rage or hatred, that their soul is unable to pass on, and instead, transforms into a powerful, wrathful spirit bent on vengeance on anyone or anything it encounters.

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