1/13/2015

Yokai Monsters

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- yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters - Reference - -
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- yookai, yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters - ABC-List -


Goyu - 36 Stations of the Yokai Road - Mizuki Shigeru

bakemono 化け物  o-bake お化け
bakemono matsuri 化物祭 monster festival
Botan Doro 牡丹灯篭 The Peony Lantern
Buson's Monster Scroll 蕪村妖怪絵巻 Yosa Buson
Hyaku monogatari 百物語 One Hundred Ghost Stories
iruikon 異類婚 marriage between different kinds (humans and monsters)
- - - irui nyooboo 異類女房 wife / irui muko 異類婿 husband
kaidanbanashi 怪談話 ghost stories
kiraigoo,  ki raigoo 鬼来迎 Kiraigo, welcoming the demons
kyuuketsu ki 吸血鬼 vampire, blood-sucking demon

. oni 鬼 Japanese demons .

. yuurei 幽霊 Yurei ghost, Geist .


Plant, David Plant
Three Mythological Beasts you see in everyday Japan (and what the hell they mean)
The Tanuki - The Tengu - The Namazu

Toriyama Sekien 鳥山石燕 (1712 – 1788) ukiyo-e artist


- - - - - - all the above are featured here :
. Yokai 妖怪 Monsters - Introduction - .
- Introduction in the Darumapedia -



CLICK for more yokai photos !


. 江戸 Edo - 妖怪 Yokai monsters, 幽霊 Yurei ghosts .
kuchisake onna 口裂け女 slit-mouthed woman
haifuri tanuki 灰降狸 the ash-throwing Tanuki
isogashi いそがし "busy busy" Busybody
kioicho no densha 紀尾井町の電車 the train from Kioi village
kurokamikiri 黒髪切 black hair cutter
nekomusume, neko musume 猫娘 cat daughter
onimusume, oni-musume 鬼娘 demon daughter
ooki na otoko 大きな男 the huge man
tachifusagari たちふさがり twister, whirlwind


. tsukimono 憑き物 bewitched .
Being bewitched by a fox, badger, a Yokai or other ill-meaning foe was pretty common in Japan,
there are many legends and tales about it.


. Haiku and Senryu about Yokai monsters 俳句 川柳 .

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O-Bake, お化け, Literally means, "transforming thing."
Anything that is fearful or super-large or otherwise out of the normal range is called O-Bake.
Japanese Ghosts and Ghost Stories, kaidan 怪談
On Overview of them all !


. Abura-bo 油坊 Oil Priest / 油坊主 abura boozu .
and
Abura-sumashi 油すまし "Oil Presser", "oil wringer" from Kumamoto

. Amazake Babaa 甘酒婆 "Amazake hag" "Sweet Sake Hag" .

. Amemasu アメマス / 雨鱒 "Rain Trout" .

. Ashinaga Tenaga 足長手長 "Long Legs, Long Arms" .

. Akashita 赤舌, Akakuchi 赤口 Red Tongue, Red Mouth . *fb

. Amabie アマビエ mermaid .

. Amanojaku, Ama no Jaku, Amanjaku 天邪鬼 Heavenly Evil Spirit .


bakeneko 化け猫 the Monster Cat

. bakezoori, bakezōri 化け草履 Bake-Zori, Sandal Yokai .


. choochin obake, chōchin-obake (提灯お化け, "paper lantern ghost" .
bakechoochin, bake-choochin 化け提灯 Bake-Chochin, Monster Lantern

. Daidarabotchi ダイダラボッチ / Daidarabotcha ダイダラボッチャ / デーデッポ Deedeppo .

. daija, orochi 大蛇 the huge serpent, great snake .

Furaribi ふらり火(ふらりび) aimless wandering flame / fire
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gaki 餓鬼 Hungry Demons, Hungry Ghosts
The Hungry Ghosts are part of the Six Realms of Existence, rokudoo 六道 of the Buddhist religion.

. Ganbari Nyūdō 加牟波理入道 Yokai God of the Toilet .

Gangi kozo 岸涯小僧 "riverbank priest boy"
They are close relatives of the much more well-known kappa.
source : yokai.com

. Gagoze ガゴゼ Yokai-Monk from Gango-Ji, Nara .

. Goizo and Goizoo-iwa ごいぞう岩 the Goizo Rock .

. gooki 豪鬼 The Yokai monster Goki . *

goryoo, onryoo 御霊、怨霊 vengeful spirits of dead humans



. Hahakigami ははきがみ hōkigami 箒神(ははきがみ) Hokigami, Deity of the Broom .

Halloween ハロウィーン

. Hakusanboo 白山坊 Hakusan-Bo, Fox Yokai .

. Hakutaku, Pai Che, Bai Ze, Shirazawa 白澤 Kutabe . *fb
a body like a cow's, a head like a man's.
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

. Heikegani crab 平家蟹, ヘイケガニ (Heikeopsis japonica) .

Hihi 狒々 / 狒狒 / 比々 Baboon Monkey Monster
- and 岩見重太郎 Iwami Jutaro (alias 薄田兼相 Susukida Kanesuke)

. hina 雛 / お雛様 / 烏の雛 Hina dolls and chicks .

. hitodama 人魂 (hidama) "human soul" "soul flame" .

. Hitotsume kozoo 一つ目小僧 / 一ツ目小僧 Hitotsume Kozo, Little Monk with One Eye .

. HOO 封(ほう)Ho Yokai and elixir for Ieyasu .

. Hōkigami 箒神 Hokigami, Hahakigami - the Broom Deity .

hotaru 蛍 Heike-botaru, Fireflies and the souls of the Heike clan
Genji-botaru, genjibotaru 源氏蛍 - and the sould of the Minamoto clan

. Hyoosube 兵主部 Hyōsube Yokai, Hyosube / ヒョウスンボ .


. Ibaraki Dōji 茨羅鬼童子/ 茨城童子/ 茨木童子 Ibaraki Doji / Ibaragi Doji .

. Inugami 犬神 "Dog Deity" Dog Monster .

. Ippondatara, Ippon-datara 一本ダタラ, 一本タタラ Ippon tatara, Ippondatara .


. Jooga 嫦娥 Joga, Chang'e / Kooga 姮娥 Koga, Heng'e .
- Lady Chang-O, The Moon Lady

. Kaido Ancient Roads - Yokai and Yurei 街道の妖怪 - 幽霊 .

. Kamaitachi 鎌鼬 "sickle weasel" cold cutting wind .

. Kanchiki カンチキ Yokai monster like a Kappa 河童 .

. kasa, karakasa obake から傘お化け / 唐傘お化け umbrella ghost .

. Kasha 火車 Kasha Demon "burning chariot" .
- - - - - and the Corpse-Eating Cat Demon 火車猫

. Katsura-Otoko (桂男): the Wig Man .

. Kawauso 獺魚 / 獺、- 川獺 - カハウソ - かハうそ Mister Otter .

. Kidoomaru - Kidōmaru 鬼童丸 Kidomaru - legendary magician .

. kodama 木魂 / 木魅 / 木霊 tree spirit (and echo) .

. Kokkuri 狐狗狸 Table-Turning .
- - - - - (ko 狐, foxes; gu/ku 狗, tengu; ri 狸, tanuki).

. kosode no te 小袖の手 Hands of a Kosode robe .


. Mizuchi 蛟 water yokai .
- - - - - and Medochi メドチ, めどち Kappa

. Mochi 餅 rice cakes and 妖怪 Yokai monsters .
- - - - - chikara mochi yokai ちからモチ妖怪

. Momiji, kijo momiji 鬼女紅葉 female Demon called Momiji .


. namekujira なめくじら slugwhale, namekujiri なめくじり slug .

. ningyo 人魚 "human fish" and Yao Bikuni 八百比丘尼 .

Nue 鵺 a mythological beast  
with the head of a monkey, breast of a badger, scales like a dragon, tail of a serpent and feet like a tiger 

. Nure-onna 濡女 "Wet Woman" dragon yokai .

. . . . . oni to bijutsu 鬼と美術 - Japanese Demons and Art
- - - - - . oni omamori 鬼お守り Demon Amulets .

. Oniwakamaru 鬼若丸 .

Oonyuudoo 大入道 O-Nyudo
Monster with a long neck and hanging tongue

. nopperaboo, noppera-bō のっぺら坊 Nopperabo, faceless ghost .   

. Nuppeppoo Nuppeppō (ぬっぺっぽう) Nuppeppo . *


. Onibaba 鬼婆 the Demon Hag at 黒塚 Kurozuka .

. Oosuke, ōsuke, Daisuke 鮭の大助 / 鮭の大介 the salmon king .

. Osakabe Hime 長壁姫, 小刑部姫, 小坂部姫 from 姫路城 Himeji castle .


. Raijuu Raijū 雷獣 Raiju Thunder Beast Yokai .

. Ryūtō, Ryuutoo 龍燈 Ryuto "Dragon Lantern" .


. Sara yashiki 皿屋敷 "the Dish Mansion" .
and the ghost of O-Kiku お菊 counting dishes

. Sazae-oni 栄螺鬼 / さざえ鬼 haunted turban shell .

. Shinchuu, Shinchū 神虫 Shinchu, "The Divine Insect" silkworm moth .

Shiranui (shiranu hi) 不知火 "unknown fire" in Kyushu
Shiranui Monogatari 白縫物語 , a kaijuu 怪獣 sea monster, illustration by Utagawa Kunisada.
Yoshitaki Mitate Shiranui Monogatari
Kunisada, Princess Wakana From Shiranui Monogatari . . . and more to google

Shōki, Shooki, Shōki 鍾馗 Shoki, The Demon Queller

. Shuten-dōji, Shuuten Dooji 酒呑童子 Shuten Doji .
酒顛童子, 酒天童子, 朱点童子 - and Oeyama 大江山

. soroban boozu 十呂盤坊主 "the Abacus Priest" .

. Suiko 水虎 Water Tiger, Water Beast .


. Takaboozu 高坊主 Takabozu .

Tanuki 狸, the bewitching badger

. Tengu 天狗 - karasu tengu 烏天狗 Tengu with a beak .

. Toofu Kozoo, Tōfu kozō 豆腐小僧 Tofu Kozo, The Tofu Boy .


. umiboozu, umibōzu 海坊主 Umibozu, "sea monk", "sea bonze" .
and
namikozoo 波小僧 Namikozo, Nami Kozo, Monk of the Waves
Ayakashi 妖 / Ikuchi, Ikuji イクチ - sea monsters

. ushioni, ushi-oni うし鬼 / gyuuki 牛鬼 "bull-demon" .

. Ushirogami ウシロ神 / 後神 / 後ろ髪 / うしろがみ Deity coming from Behind .

. Uwabami ウワバミ (a huge serpent-monster) - yamakagachi . *

. warai onna 笑い女 the "laughing woman" . - Kochi / Tosa
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勝賀瀬の赤頭 the red head of Shogase
本山の白姥 the white old hag from Motoyama
- - - - - Tosa no Yokai 土佐の妖怪 The Yokai monsters of Tosa / Kochi


. yakan 野干 a monster beast . *
(8 legends to explore) - probably ジャッカル jakkaru, jackal, or maybe a fox 狐.


. Yamabiko (Yamahiko) 山彦 / やまびこ Mountain Deity and Yokai .

. Yamanba, Yamauba 山姥 and 山姫 Yamahime, "Mountain Hag" .
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yukinba 雪婆 Yukinba, the Snow Hag
yukionna, yuki onna 雪女 (ゆきおんな) "snow woman"



. yamaotoko, yama-otoko 山男 "Mountain Man" monster .

. yamawaro ヤマワロ / 山童 "child of the mountain" . - Kyushu - Kappa

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. O-Bake no Gakko おばけの学校 School for Monsters and Demons .
河鍋暁斎 Kawanabe Kyosai (1831 - 89)

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doonotsura 胴の面 / 胴面(どうのつら) Donotsura
a man with his face on his stomach. He steals and kills.
also in 『百鬼夜行絵巻』「胴面」- wikipedia
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source : Yokai Attack - Lucas Perla - fb

Watch out for the Kappa, Fudo Myo-O and even Daruma san!


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- yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters - Reference - -


. Kappa densetsu 河童伝説, Kappa minwa 河童民話 - Legends - Introduction .

. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .


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2 comments:

Gabi Greve said...

Goblins, Ghosts, and Ghouls in Japanese Prints

If you want to hear a terrifying ghost story this Halloween, look to Japan. The country has an uncanny tradition of hair-raising tales known as kaidan, which samurai often told to show off their courage. According to tradition, the Edo period warriors would gather at night in a room lit by 100 candles. Each would blow one out after sharing his own ghoulish encounter, until a single flame was left burning. It was up to the last brave soul to snuff it out — if he could.

Unsurprisingly, these ghost stories piqued the artistic imagination, and many printmakers in 18th- and 19th-century Japan translated them into colorful woodblock prints. Some are now on view in the Art Institute of Chicago’s Ghosts and Demons in Japanese Prints, an exhibition not meant for the easily spooked.

Among images of the demon queller Shoki fighting off goblins, the show includes several eerie prints from Katsushika Hokusai’s series One Hundred Ghost Tales (Hyaku Monogatari). One from 1831 depicts the murdered actor Kohada Koheiji pulling down the mosquito netting around the bed of his treacherous wife and her lover.

Another shows the gruesome demoness Warai Hannya, who represents the soul of a jealous lover, holding the decapitated head of a child. You can see why even burly samurai warriors might have gotten a little freaked out.
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http://hyperallergic.com/158516/goblins-ghosts-and-ghouls-in-japanese-prints/
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Gabi Greve said...

Goblins, Ghosts, and Ghouls in Japanese Prints

If you want to hear a terrifying ghost story this Halloween, look to Japan. The country has an uncanny tradition of hair-raising tales known as kaidan, which samurai often told to show off their courage. According to tradition, the Edo period warriors would gather at night in a room lit by 100 candles. Each would blow one out after sharing his own ghoulish encounter, until a single flame was left burning. It was up to the last brave soul to snuff it out — if he could.

Unsurprisingly, these ghost stories piqued the artistic imagination, and many printmakers in 18th- and 19th-century Japan translated them into colorful woodblock prints. Some are now on view in the Art Institute of Chicago’s Ghosts and Demons in Japanese Prints, an exhibition not meant for the easily spooked.

Among images of the demon queller Shoki fighting off goblins, the show includes several eerie prints from Katsushika Hokusai’s series One Hundred Ghost Tales (Hyaku Monogatari). One from 1831 depicts the murdered actor Kohada Koheiji pulling down the mosquito netting around the bed of his treacherous wife and her lover.

Another shows the gruesome demoness Warai Hannya, who represents the soul of a jealous lover, holding the decapitated head of a child. You can see why even burly samurai warriors might have gotten a little freaked out.
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http://hyperallergic.com/158516/goblins-ghosts-and-ghouls-in-japanese-prints/
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