Kawanabe Kyōsai (河鍋 暁斎), 1831-1889. Oni-no-Nenbutsu / Demon chanting Buddhist prayer, 1864.

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

東海道五十三対 桑名 船のり徳蔵の伝(幕末の浮世絵師・歌川国芳の画)の拡大画像

'The Sailor Tokuso Encountering an Umibōzu' by Japanese printmaker Utagawa Kuniyoshi Ukiyo-e print. Umibōzu is a spirit in Japanese folklore. The Umibōzu is said to live in the ocean and capsize the ship of anyone who dares speak to it.

月岡芳年 「芳年略画 応挙の幽霊」

Japanese ghosts and monsters have infiltrated everything from manga and anime to theater and movies—or maybe you'd just prefer to experience a good old haunted walk?

龍の女性や夜叉から狐仙まで、中国のやたらかっこいいファンタジー系妖怪画 - GIGAZINE

Bi Xie 辟邪 - Deflector of Evil; Chinese Unicorn - Kylin is a form of unicorn with one horn, while Parthia is a form of unicorn with two horns.

New: Japanese Mythical Creatures - "The Japanese Mythical Creatures book from Gomineko press of Japan includes, illustrations of Kappa, Kirin, Baku, Nue, Kitsune and Tsuchigumo from over 120 different artists from around the world! Great reference for fantastical images. Sure to scare and inspire you."

Courtesy of Gomineko Books: Our new Japanese Mythical Creatures book is finally in the works. Illustrations of Kappa, Kirin, Baku, Nue, Kitsune and Tsuchigumo

芳年 Yoshitoshi  『魁題百撰相 小寺相模』

Odera Sagami holding sword with impaled head from "Kaidai hyaku senso / Selection of 100 Warriors" series, 1868 by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka

Hahaki-Gami (Japanese) http://yokai.com/hahakigami/

A hahakigami is a tsukumogami which takes up residence in a broom. They can sometimes be seen on cold, windy late autumn mornings, sweeping wildly at the blowing leaves

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