5/02/2017

kaiju mythological beasts

- Yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters - - ABC-Index -
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kaijuu 怪獣 Kaiju - mythological beasts and animals
genjuu 幻獣 Genju, mysterious creature, cryptid



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日本の幻獣図譜: 大江戸不思議生物出現録
湯本豪一 Yumoto Koichi (1950 - )

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. bakeneko, bake-neko 化け猫, 化猫 "monster cat .



The Supernatural Cats of Japan
by Zack Davisson

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. daija, orochi 大蛇 / おろち / オロチ the huge serpent, great snake - .

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. futamata kaijuu 二股怪獣 monster animal with two tails .
like a cat

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. Kappa 河童 / かっぱ / カッパ - the Water Goblin of Japan! .


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. mimizu - oomimizu 大蚯蚓 / オオミミズ large earthworm .
Sometimes a serpent shape-shifts into an earthworm (or vice-versa) to make mischief in a village.
and
kera ケラ(螻蛄)mole cricket


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. nue 鵺, 鵼, 恠鳥, or 奴延鳥 the Nue monster .
a monster beast with the head of a monkey, breast of a Tanuki badger, scales like a dragon, a tail of a serpent and hands and feet like a tiger. His voice was that of a Nue.

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. ryuu, ryū 龍 / 竜 Ryu - The Dragon . .
Ryuujin 龍神, 竜神 Ryujin, the Dragon God

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Oni 鬼 - Mamono 魔物

. Kaiju no tsuno 怪獣 と角 beasts with horns .
kitsuneoni, kitsune-oni 狐鬼 fox-demon
kumaoni, kuma-oni 熊鬼 bear-demon
- - - - - onikuma oni-kuma 鬼熊 Demon-Bear Yokai
nekooni, neko-oni 猫鬼 cat-demon
torioni, tori-oni 鳥鬼 "bird demon" - bird skulls with horns

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. Shinchuu, Shinchū 神虫 Shinchu, "The Divine Insect" .
a deity depicted as a silkworm moth.
It has a great appetite for Oni demons, devouring 3000 in the morning and 300 in the evening.

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. Tanuki 狸 Badger, Racoon Dog .

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. Tengu 天狗 "Heavenly Dog", Mountain Goblin .

. karasu tengu no miira 烏天狗のミイラ mummy of a Karasu Tengu .


Hakone Miyaginomura no Tengu 箱根宮城野村の天狗
After a wildfire in the region, this body of a Tengu was discovered in 1749.




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. tsuchigumo 土蜘蛛 "earth spider" , "ground spider" .


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. yakan 野干 a monster beast from ancient China .
probably ジャッカル jakkaru, jackal, or maybe a kitsune 狐 fox.


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妖怪幻獣百物語 - Exhibition of Kaiju and Genju
2014

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The Old Chinese Sutra about Mountain and Sea Creatures
Sengai-Kyo 山海経 Classic of the Mountains and Seas
古代中国で編纂された地理と博物学の本


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Click on any of the clickable words.
http://www.chinjuh.mydns.jp/sengai/p01.htm




怪奇鳥獣図巻 - 大和絵になった『山海経』の世界
- reference source : kousakusha.co.jp/DTL/kaiki -


Sengai kyo 山海経 (Classic of the Mountains and Seas)
- source : British Museum -

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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .


............................................................................ Akita 秋田県

北秋田郡 Kita Akita gun 上小阿仁村 Kamiko Ani (Kamikoani)
. Sake 酒 and local (monster) legends 妖怪伝説 .


............................................................................ Ehime 愛媛県
上浮穴郡 久万高原町

鵺 nue 猿神 sarugami 蛇神 hebigami 犬神 inugami

源頼政の母の病が重かった頃、頭は猿、尾は蛇に似た鵺という怪獣が京都の紫宸殿に現れ、頼政が退治を命じられた。仁平3年4月7日、頼政は母から贈られた矢で鵺を射落とした。その夜、母は他界したが、鵺は現れなくなったという。退治された鵺は斬られて摂津の川尻へ流されたが、四国に流れ着いて祟りをなしたとか、頭は讃岐に着き猿神に、尾は伊予で蛇神に、手足は土佐、阿波に着いて犬神になったともいわれる。


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- reference : nichibun yokai database 妖怪データベース -
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- Japanese reference 怪獣 -

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怪獣ごっこ紙風船にもう飽きて
高澤良一

怪獣に撃たれ振出し絵双六
今村夏子

怪獣のなかより夏風邪の男
大石雄鬼

怪獣を真似て幼児が北風に向く
宮下元恵

怪獣軍団ずらり昼寝の枕元
川村紫陽

- reference : haikureikudb - 怪獣 -

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- Yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters - - ABC-Index -

. - yookai, yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters - .
- Reference -

. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .


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

. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List .

. Mingei 民芸 Regional Folk Art from Japan .

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