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.

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.

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.

Enenra- Japanese folklore: a creature composed entirely of smoke. It resided in bonfires and it could take the form of a human. It could only be seen by those who have a pure heart.

Enenra- Japanese folklore: a creature composed entirely of smoke. It resided in bonfires and it could take the form of a human. It could only be seen by those who have a pure heart.

Baku: The Legend of the Dream Eater - The baku, otherwise known as the ‘dream eater’, is a mythological being or spirit in Chinese and Japanese folklore which is said to devour nightmares. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however, as ancient legends say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmare, he may also devour one’s hopes and dreams.

Baku: The Legend of the Dream Eater - The baku, otherwise known as the ‘dream eater’, is a mythological being or spirit in Chinese and Japanese folklore which is said to devour nightmares. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however, as ancient legends say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmare, he may also devour one’s hopes and dreams.

Hiderigami- Japanese folklore: a hairy beast with one arm, one leg, and one eye. It is the god of drought.

Hiderigami- Japanese folklore: a hairy beast with one arm, one leg, and one eye. It is the god of drought.

nekomata or cat darkness a mythological creature in japan (definitely a shapeshifter)

nekomata or cat darkness a mythological creature in japan (definitely a shapeshifter)

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