Japanese monster (yokai, bakemono)  The Bakemono Zukushi handscroll, painted in the Edo period (18th-19th century) by an unknown artist, depicts 24 traditional monsters that once used to spook the people of Japan. Oyajirome (親白眼) has a bulging eye on the back of its head and a claw on its one-fingered hand.

Japanese monster (yokai, bakemono) The Bakemono Zukushi handscroll, painted in the Edo period (18th-19th century) by an unknown artist, depicts 24 traditional monsters that once used to spook the people of Japan. Oyajirome (親白眼) has a bulging eye on the back of its head and a claw on its one-fingered hand.

Hajikkaki (はぢっかき) from "化物尽絵巻;Bakemonodukushi-emaki" by 北斎季親;Hokusai-Suechika

Hajikkaki (はぢっかき) from "化物尽絵巻;Bakemonodukushi-emaki" by 北斎季親;Hokusai-Suechika

喜多川歌麿  一つ目の妖怪 Utamaro Kitagawa. monocular specter

喜多川歌麿 一つ目の妖怪 Utamaro Kitagawa. monocular specter

Uwan, 1737 by Sawaki Sūshi. Uwan /うわん, is a formless yōkai, a disembodied voice that inhabits old, abandoned temples and homes. In the Edo period, these demon spirits assumed physical bodies.

Uwan, 1737 by Sawaki Sūshi. Uwan /うわん, is a formless yōkai, a disembodied voice that inhabits old, abandoned temples and homes. In the Edo period, these demon spirits assumed physical bodies.

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