Tenjō-kudari (天井下)

Tenjō-kudari (天井下), its name means “coming down from the ceiling." so yeah, some of the most terrifying things on earth can be found in Japanese folklore.

Janken of Cats (Neko no ken) / Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese Ukiyo-e Printmaker, ca.1797-1861)

These artworks were made by Utagawa Kuniyoshi one of the last great Japanese masters of the ukiyo-e style were really a novelty of its age. Kuniyoshi started to use cats instead of humans in satirical kabuki prints in the early

上村松園 Syouen Uemura『序の舞』(1936)東京芸術大学蔵

"Jo-no-mai(Dance Performed in a No Play)' 《序の舞》, UEMURA Shoen (上村松園), a haning scroll; ink and color on silk, 233 x cm, Tokyo National University of Arts and Music


La noche de Ohara Koson

'Monkey Reaching for the Moon ' by Shosan Koson. Here we have an unusual Reproduction Japanese Woodblock Print, ready for you to frame. 'Monkey Reaching for the Moon'.

"bat people" - Kuniyoshi

An uncut double chuban sheet with a title which appears to read: Yatsuatari doke komori, “Bats Blaming Each Other”. The bottom design appears to show a [ bat ] Daimyo and female [ bat ] attendants.

A-Yokai-A-Day: Oni

Matthew Meyer is raising funds for The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons on Kickstarter! an illustrated bestiary of monsters and ghosts from traditional Japanese folklore

浮世絵の猫 : Photo

Nekomata- Fork-tailed cat with a host of supernatural abilities. Woodblock print from "The Kaibutsu Ehon" (Illustrated Book of Monsters) by Nabeta Gyokuei

Kuniyoshi Utagawa / Cat And Goldfish / Tokyo Pic

Utagawa Kuniyoshi was a great cat lover, and it was said that his studio was full of them.