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Kodama are tree spirits & protectors of the forest. To cut down a tree inhabited by Kodama brings very bad luck.

Kodama are tree spirits & protectors of the forest. To cut down a tree inhabited by Kodama brings very bad luck.

A-Yokai-A-Day: Obariyon Posted on Friday October 9th, 2015 I’ve written a little about yokai themes these past few days, but today’s yokai is another interesting theme: it is often considered to be a metaphor for child-rearing.  Like in many cultures, bringing up children is a very important part of Japanese culture. Motherhood and fatherhood are difficult tasks, and highly respected according to traditional customs. Unsurprisingly, there are many yokai which reflect this duty in one way or…

Obariyon is a child-sized monster from Niigata prefecture which loves to ride people piggyback style

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Well, I spent most of the day recovering from a hard disk failure, but thanks to same-day-delivery I am now running a much faster solid state drive and re-installing everything. With the amount of …

A-Yokai-A-Day: The Demon of Rashōmon (Ibaraki-dōji)

This story has the potential to go off on so many interesting tangents that I have to be careful how I tell it… This summer I visited the Kyoto History Museum, which puts a lot of this legend…

Red head

Red Head

The Red Head (「抜け首」; Nukekubi ) is a minor demon encountered in Ōkamiden. A more difficult.

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