Utagawa Kuniyoshi - The actor:Onoe Kikugorô III as the Cat-Witch

Bakeneko (Monster-Cat) Bakeneko (化け猫, "monster-cat"), in Japanese folklore, refers to cat yōkai (spiritual beings) with supernatural .

Oni (Japanese :鬼) are creatures from Japanese folklore, means demon or evil spirit, or Gul. Many of the works are found in art, theater, literature and the Japanese for this legendary character.

Kawanabe KYÔSAI (Japan Title Ogre chanting Buddhist prayer Place of origin Japan Period Japan: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 Year 1864

妖怪姥火(うばがび) Ubagabi Yokai

Kaibutsu Ehon Nateba Gyokuei Ubagabi -- Fiery ghost of old woman encountered along the Hozu River in Kyoto

Hajikkaki from the Bakemono Zukushi ("monster scroll")Hajikkaki (はぢっかき) the Ghost, from the Bakemono Zukushi 'monster scrolls' . Edo period Japan , ca.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 歌川国芳

昨日描いたかのように斬新な浮世絵 - 歌川国芳

清姫;キヨヒメ,蛇体;ジャタイ,火焔;カエン

清姫 Kiyohime:Kiyohime was transformed into the serpent in the fury after one-sided love with the Buddhist monk Anchin.

Two versions of Raiju encounter, August 17, 1823. Raiju / 雷獣 / Thunder beast were believed to inhabit rain clouds and occasionally fall to earth during lightning strikes.

Two versions of Raiju encounter, August Raiju / 雷獣 / Thunder beast were believed to inhabit rain clouds and occasionally fall to earth during lightning strikes.

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The revived fox-spirit Dakki appears before a court lady, by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

The mikoshi-nyudo pictured here was encountered by a peasant on the road late one night in the Naka area of Fukuoka prefecture.

Kaikidan Ekotoba monster scroll -- Mikoshi-nyudo [+] The mikoshi-nyudo pictured here was encountered by a peasant on the road late one night in the Naka area of Fukuoka prefecture.

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