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Database of Folklore Illustrations: Tsukumogami

Database of Folklore Illustrations: Tsukumogami

Database of Folklore Illustrations

Database of Folklore Illustrations

sukumogami (付喪神, "artifact spirit") are a type of Japanese spirit. According to the Tsukumogami-emaki, tsukumogami originate from items or artifacts that have reached their 100th birthday and thus become alive and aware. Any object of this age, from swords to toys, can become a Tsukumogami. Tsukumogami are considered spirits and supernatural beings, as opposed to enchanted items

sukumogami (付喪神, "artifact spirit") are a type of Japanese spirit. According to the Tsukumogami-emaki, tsukumogami originate from items or artifacts that have reached their 100th birthday and thus become alive and aware. Any object of this age, from swords to toys, can become a Tsukumogami. Tsukumogami are considered spirits and supernatural beings, as opposed to enchanted items

Hyakkiyagyo - On a popular-culture level, certainly the idea of animate inanimate objects provides an entertaining and comical subject and the potential for social commentary. The most famous early images of tsukumogami appear in the playful Muromachi-period Hyakkiyagyo-emaki, but the idea has been reinvented over and over into the modern period. Original illustration by Shinonome Kijin.

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Hyakkiyagyo - On a popular-culture level, certainly the idea of animate inanimate objects provides an entertaining and comical subject and the potential for social commentary. The most famous early images of tsukumogami appear in the playful Muromachi-period Hyakkiyagyo-emaki, but the idea has been reinvented over and over into the modern period. Original illustration by Shinonome Kijin.

Well it was rainy all day today, so clearly yesterday's amefuri kozou did the trick! Today we'll look at one of everybody's favorite yokai genre: tsukumogami. For the uninitiated, tsukumogami are a...

Well it was rainy all day today, so clearly yesterday's amefuri kozou did the trick! Today we'll look at one of everybody's favorite yokai genre: tsukumogami. For the uninitiated, tsukumogami are a...

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Japanese Art,Japanese Yokai,Monster Design,Folklore,Mythology,Weird,Japanese Art,Drawing

Andrea Innocent - Bakeneko or Neko mata ('monster cat')

Andrea Innocent - Bakeneko or Neko mata ('monster cat')

Kosodenote from the Kyōka Hyaku-Monogatari, 1853 by Masasumi / 竜斎閑人正澄. Kosode obake is a short-sleeved kimono with its own hands

Kosodenote from the Kyōka Hyaku-Monogatari, 1853 by Masasumi / 竜斎閑人正澄. Kosode obake is a short-sleeved kimono with its own hands

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