釣瓶落とし つるべおとし Translation: dropping like a well bucket Habitat: heavily wooded areas; particularly coniferous trees Diet: carnivorous; large ones prefer humans, crushed or mashed Appearance: Tsurube otoshi are a...
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), tengu, detail 1
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Seven mysterious creatures of Japan
Kappa (river imps) have appeared in countless stories and folk legends for centuries, and they rank among Japan's most well-known cryptids. While most people nowadays regard the amphibious child-sized troublemakers as pure myth, stories of kappa encounters still crop up from time to time.
Kuniyoshi's Excellent Erotic Ghost Series Featuring Phallus and Vulva-Shaped Demons (P1)
In this magnificent series called 'Ghost Stories: Night Procession of the Hundred Demons', Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) displays his comic genius like no other.