Bakemono Zukushi monster scroll --

The Bakemono Zukushi handscroll, painted in the Edo period century) by an unknown artist, depicts 24 traditional monsters that once used to spook the people of Japan.

Hakuzosu the Fox-Spirit. Ōtagaki Rengetsu  (Japanese, 1791–1871). Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Hanging scroll; ink, color, and silver on paper

Hakuzosu the Fox-Spirit Ôtagaki Rengetsu (Japanese, Period: Edo period Date: century Culture: Japan Medium: Hanging scroll; ink, color, and silver on paper Dimensions: 38 x 11 in. x cm) Classification: Painting

In the sophisticated popular culture of the Edo period (1603-1868), much attention was devoted to Japan's rich pantheon of traditional monsters and apparitions, known as yokai. (another great article from pink tentacle)

Another monster monk is Mikoshi-nyudo (a. Miage-nyudo), a large, cross-eyed mendicant encountered on mountain passes or on lonely roads at night. Mikoshi-nyudo grows taller when you look up at him -- and the higher you look, the taller he grows.

Ushi-Oni - These demonic oxen are found near water in Western Japan, and appear as shapeshifting hybrids of a cow and a spider. They will lurk around coastlines, and hunt prey that wander too close to their territory. They produce highly virulent venom, with which they kill their victims.

Ushi-oni In Japanese Mythology, Ushi-oni was a name given to an assortment of ox-headed monsters. A common version is a massive, brutal sea-monster that attacks fishermen in Western Japan. It is often portrayed with a spider- or crab-like body

A print of the Kappa myth creature. if his head plate dries then it cracks and he dies. so he drips water on the plate in the creeepiest way when out of water.

Kaikidan Ekotoba monster scroll -- Korean monk [+] The "Korean monk" in this illustration, seen singing and playing a gekkin (moon guitar), has the physical characteristics of a kappa (water imp).

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.

Onryou- **the violent and turbulent type of yurei who died in the midst of emotional turmoil or wasn't buried with proper rituals and prayer, doomed to forever wander between this and the afterlife in agony and vengence**

Suushi Hyosube.jpg

Hyōsube (へうすへ, a kind of hair-covered kappa) from the Hyakkai-Zukan (百怪図巻), Japan

Suushi Shokera.jpg

Shokera (a creature that peers in through skylights) from the "Hyakkai-Zukan", ca. 1737 by Sawaki Suushi

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