#JapaneseFolklore

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Yokai #inktober2018 day 22 "spirit calling incense" 反魂香 A incense that will let you see the spirits of your beloved dead in the smoke. .. but it doesn't ease the longing, since you can't touch them ... Quick one today because I want to sleep :"D @dziwna_logika did an awesome job today again, check it out! ♡ #yokai #hangonkou #japanesefolklore #mangazeichnung #mangaart #妖怪  #反魂香 #インク
Todays Mythical Darkness Creature is: Oni! 👹 Oni are a kind of magical demon or troll in Japanese folklore. I’m planning on doing a week of Oni’s this week because my dog’s name is Oni and I ❤️ that little demon dog! 🐶🐼#mightcouldinktobertoday #mightcoulddrawtoday #inktober2018 #inktober
A Hangonkou or spirit calling incense. A copy to the yokai wiki. Hangonkō was a popular subject in Japanese literature as well. It appears in a number of Edo period works, from ghost story books to theater, kabuki, rakugo, and bunraku. The Japanese versions star different characters connected to famous Japanese figures; for example in one story a man is overcome with grief at the death of his beloved prostitute, and a hōkan—a male geisha—recommends he try summon her using a secret incense handed down by the onmyōji Abe no Seimei. I'm looking forward for @charoi.art 's yokai. #yokai #inktober2018 #inktober #hangonkou #ink #inkart #inkdrawing #japanesefolklore #japanesemythology
#inktober Day 22 - ‘Yokai’ 🎃🦇 🖤 #hallogeen18 🖤 Ok... so I feel like I have fallen down some sort of Yokai hole... they are just so interesting and I really wanted to draw them all but I decided to draw Kyōkotsu. Kyōkotsu are formed from bones which were improperly disposed of by being discarded down a well. The bones may come from a murder or a suicide victim, or someone who died after accidentally falling into a well. A kyōkotsu is a ghostly, skeletal spirit which rises out of wells to scare people. It is wrapped in a ragged shroud, with only its bleached skull and tangled hair emerging from its tattered clothes. 🖤 #inktober2018 #drawing #doodle #art #cartoon #illustration #instaart #halloween #yokai #spooky #spirit #ghost #creepy #urbanlegend #horror #scary #scarystories #japan #japaneseyokai #japanesefolklore
One and the Oni Returning to a project I started in college based on the Japanese folk tale Issun Boshi or “one inch boy”. In my modern retelling, Issun is born from science instead of magic and is raised by two scientists as a secret military experiment. His sibling project, a hulking mass of rage dubbed “The Oni” breaks containment and goes on a killing spree. Issun escapes as well and teams up with an aspiring inventor named Liz, to hunt down the Oni and evade the scientists pursuing him. #illustration #concept art #digital art #photoshop #coffee #storytelling #drawing #digitalpainting #issunboshi #oneinchboy #japanesefolklore
Inktober día 20: Ubume 「姑獲鳥」 . Ubume significa "Mujer en embarazo tardío". La leyenda de las Ubume narra la trágica historia de las mujeres que morían durante el embarazo, parto o después de dar a luz. Su espíritu es incapaz de descansar al inquietarse por su hijo. Tras perder la vida, su apariencia se vuelve la de un yuurei, convirtiéndose en una mujer con el cabello enmarañado, las ropas blancas algo gastadas y una tétrica expresión en su rostro. . Se la puede encontrar deambulando en el área donde dio a luz, en noches oscuras y lluviosas, sólo existiendo para entregar a su bebé en manos seguras. Puede aparecer como una mujer embarazada, o llevando a su bebé en brazos o como un cadáver empapado en sangre llevando un feto subdesarrollado. Incluso pueden aparecer desnudas con este aspecto. También se relata que un Ubume solicita la ayuda de los viajeros para comprarles a sus hijos vivos comida y dulces. Ella les entrega una monedas que acabarán convirtiéndose en unas hojas secas cuando la persona acepte el encargo. . Existen diferentes narraciones que explican el mito del Ubume y su función entre los vivos. Algunas leyendas cuentan que si la madre muere con su hijo en el vientre materno, éste nace tras la muerte de ella y ambos recorren la tierra permanentemente mendigando una moneda para poder alimentarle. En otra de las fabulas, el recién nacido es entregado de forma voluntaria por la madre a un transeúnte que le asegure que cuidará de su hijo. La persona responsable de la vida del niño poco a poco se va dando cuenta, con cada paso que da, de que el bulto pesa cada vez más y más, hasta que finalmente no puede con él y descubre que el niño se ha convertido en una pesada roca que terminará por aplastarlo hasta morir. . . @houkiboshii #inktober #inktoberday20 #inktober2018 #31yokais #31yokais2018 #ubume #姑獲鳥 #yokai #妖怪 #yurei #ghost #baby #pregnant #woman #japan #japanese #japanesefolklore #argentina #buenosaires #日本 #イラスト #draw #illustration #drawing #rain #art #drawingoftheday
Day 22 of #inktober and today’s Yōkai is Kosodate yūrei. They are ghosts of mothers that died during childbirth. They wander around, finding their child and trying to help them. If they’re taken good care of, they can finally rest. . . . . #inktober2018 #inktoberday22 #traditionaldrawing #traditionalart #ink #inkwash #japaneseyokai #japanesefolklore #yokai #kosodateyūrei
🖋Inktober 2018 Day 22 ~Yōkai ~ “Amaterasu”🖋#inktober #inktober2018 #inktoberday22 #japanesefolklore #sungodess #amaterasu
day 22: bakezori, the sandal that wanders at night, singing. #inktober #yokai #ayokaiaday #bakezori #folklore #japanesefolklore #drawing #art #ink #pen
🔥 Look at our Hanny Samurai T-shirt work by @xthecurtainfellx 👹🔥 would you wear it ?
😸 On October 14th, the annual Bakeneko Festival took over Kagurazaka! Bakeneko has a multitude of translations, including goblin cat and ghost cat, but it essentially means “supernatural cat”. There are many types of supernatural cats in Japanese folklore, including the Lucky Cat with the uplifted paw, and anime is filled with bakeneko and other creatures. —� ✨ To read more about the festival and the history behind it, check out the full article on our website! . . . #bakenekofestival #breakerjapan #japanlife #uknowjapan #japaneseculture #japan_focus #japanpopculture #travel #traveljapan #tokyotravel #kagurazaka #japanlifestyle #bakeneko #catsofinstagram #catstagram #luckycat #luckycats #japanesefolklore #catlovers #catloverclub #japan_vacations #japantrip #japanesecat #japanesecats #meow #kittycat
***CHAOS! A Glimpse V3*** Meet Kaminari no Akuma. Little can be said about who he actually is as it has yet to be revealed. However, this nasty Japanese Oni may be more that a murderous creature. He may in fact be more of a tortured soul. Look for him in the pages of CHAOS! A Glimpse V3. . . Kaminari no Akuma is the brain child of @sierra_graphics. . . @Regran_ed from @sierra_graphics - •••CHARACTER UPDATE••• Kaminari no Akuma This is our samurai character that was posted up before. He’s complete now and this is his final look. His name means Thunder Demon and he calls his katana Inazuma which means Lightning Strike. What do you guys think? . . #samurai #japan #japanesefolklore #supernatural #photoshop #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #graphicdesigncentral #graphic #graphicstudio #characterdesign #bookcharacters #pencildrawing #pencil #pen #ink #graphictablet #graphictabletwork #artist #artistsoninstagram #art - #regrann #author #selfpublishing #shortstories #selfpublish #shortstory #book #ebook
Day 22 Tsuchigumo. The giant evil #yokai spider known as Tsuchigumo is my #inktober drawing for today. Not one for those with arachnophobia! #yokaitober #japanesefolklore #tsuchigumo
•••CHARACTER UPDATE••• Kaminari no Akuma This is our samurai character that was posted up before. He’s complete now and this is his final look. His name means Thunder Demon and he calls his katana Inazuma which means Lightning Strike. What do you guys think? . . #samurai #japan #japanesefolklore #supernatural #photoshop #graphicdesign #graphicdesigner #graphicdesigncentral #graphic #graphicstudio #characterdesign #bookcharacters #pencildrawing #pencil #pen #ink #graphictablet #graphictabletwork #artist #artistsoninstagram #art
Had a beautiful day in #kanazawa visiting the #kanazawacastle and #kenrokuengarden while being accompanied by those lovely #akatombo It is a folk belief that the tombo is the soul of a departed ancestor coming back to visit their loved ones 💜 Picture @bansai_bonsai #japan #family #holiday #shinkansen 🚄 #dragonfly #japanesefolklore
In Japanese folklore, 'Tsurube Otoshi' are gigantic disembodied heads that drop from trees and crush people to death and eat them 🎃 #japanese #japanesefolklore #tsurubeotoshi #halloween #darkandcreepy #grotesque #grotesqueart #creepy #like #eroticart
#inktober - Day 16 - Tamano no mae Tamamo no Mae is one of the most famous kitsune in Japanese mythology. A nine-tailed magical fox, she is also one of the most powerful yōkai that has ever lived. Her magical abilities were matched only by her trickiness and lust for power (see more yokai.com). . . . . I rolled present era. Tamomo no mae usuly resurrects in a young and brilliant girl that outsmarts any man in the world. No matter how much magic you have as a yokai you still need to learn about the world. . . . . #inktober #inktoberlist #inktoberprompts #inktober2018 #inktoberart #inktoberjapanese #inktoberday16 #japanesefolklore #japanesedog #japanesefox #ninetailsfox #tomamonomae #fitbit #running #girlrunning #livinglife #runninglate #bus #lateforbus #track
21/31. In Japanese folklore witches, or families of witches called tsukimono-suji, were in possession of animal familiars rather than those who were possessed by them. Essentially evil spirits took the form of animals such as dogs, foxes, and badgers, and pre-modern Japanese people would blame all manner of misfortune on them. Those who kept these spirits as pets would benefit with wealth and prosperity, but would also be feared and ostracized because the tsukimono-suji could bring bad luck and illness to anyone they disliked. Often if rumours of a family having a tsukimono were spread, that doomed the family since no one wanted to do business with them, and no one wanted to marry their daughters, especially when these spirits were only passed down through the female line. TL;DR FOX WITCHES! And the power of gossip and fear-mongering repeated throughout history (Info is from a quick Google search across various sources). • • • #witchesridingthings #witchesandwizardsridingthings #art #illustration #inktober #inktober2018 #inktoberday21 @inktober #witch #fox #kitsune #characterdesign #artistsoninstagram #sketch #sketchbook #moleskine #foxwitches #folklore #japanesefolklore
Honestly one of my favorite things to do is collect little trinkets from every place I explore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #shoppinghaul #kyoto #shrine #kawaii #sugoi #oni #hannya #hannyamask #dollmask #doll #onimask #yokai #japanesefolklore #folklore #charms #travel #smoko #japan #japanese
Inktober day 21: Myōbu
Who cares about the super crown when you can get the tanooki suit?
Here’s today’s character!! Pretty simple, probably because there was a tie between goth and uwu and I lost all motivation after finishing that last piece lmao Anyways! He’s based off of an amefurikozō! It’s a type of Japanese yōkai and he works for the rain god or something idk- I just thought it was cute .-. - - - #digitalart #artistsoninstagram #art #drawing #yokai #japanesefolklore #amefurikozou #amefurikozō
Día 21: Sakabashira. Como hoy no estaba en condiciones de dibujar me ayudo mi bf 💓 ♡(ŐωŐ人) #inktober #inktober2018 #inkoctober #inkoctober2018 #inkober #inkober2018 #sakabashira #yokaitober #yokai #yokaitober2018 #japanesefolklore #31yokais #31yokais2018
Myako, the Kitsune She lived 400 years alone in the forest, others kitsunes doesn't like her because she always fools men to pay her a drink and in the end she always reveal her true identity and kill them . . . . . . . . . in fact she just want a drink 🍺 #art #drawing #ink #artist_support #artwork #illustration #artistoninstagram #arte #art_share #doodle #traditionalart #sketchbook #traditionaldrawing #myoriginalcharacter #oc #myoc #originalcharacter #mythology #japanesefolklore #folklore #kitsune #anime #manga #fantasy #inktober #inktober2018
Finished! The oni girl is finished. I really like how this came out and I'm really proud of myself. She still is nameless.... Oops... #onigirl #oni #japanesefolklore #japan #monster #green #aqua #orange #copicmarkers #cute #tiddies
Started coloring my Oni girl. She still doesn't have a name though.... #oni #onigirl #copicmarkers #green #aqua #cute #tiddies #art #oc #japanesefolklore #japan #monster
DAY XX Rokurokubi 轆轤首 // Boreal Owl ✨ Ordinary woman by day, extending neck woman by night. At night, while the body is asleep, the head roams around attacking small animals, licking oil from lamps or scaring people nearby. ✨ #inktober #inktober2018 #inktoberday20
21. Oiwa. The sad story of Oiwa is based on a supposed real life tale of a woman married to an evil man who had her poisoned, raped and ultimately murdered all so that he could marry someone else. Her disfigured ghost is said to haunt the places where she lived to this day. . #yokai #yokaitober #japanesefolklore #inktober #oiwa #YotsuyaKaidan
🖋Inktober 2018 day 20/Yōkai/“Yōsei”. Day 21 “Zashiki-warashi”🖋#inktober #inktober2018 #inktoberday20 #inktoberday21 #yokai #japanesefolklore #inking
Day 16 It was fox and weak but I already had the idea of drawing a kitsune so I just went with fox. Tbf the official prompt list is a bit boring, don't @ me ♠ Day 16 Fox • • • • #elentober2018 #elentober #inktober #inktober2018 #fox #vixen #foxart #kitsune #kitsuneart #japanesefolklore #japanesemythology #vixenart #inking #finliners #fineliner #finelinerart #unipens #unipenart #gelpens #gelpenart #artistsontumblr #artistsonig #artistsoninstagram
An old who died a horrible death and came back as a ghost-like creature with a good scent and eyes on his hands. @charoi.art 's version is sooo impressive,again. #inktober #inktober2018 #inkdrawing #japanesefolklore #japanesemythology #yokai #tenome #mermaid #ink #artwork #eyesonhand
I MADE AN ONI GIRL AND I LOVE HER! I dont know what to name her..... #oni #sketch #monster #japan #japanesefolklore #cute #pencildrawing #oc
Day 21 of #inktober and today’s Yōkai is Uwabami. It’s basically a giant snake that can eat a whole person. 🐍 . . . . #inktober2018 #inktoberday21 #ink #inkwash #traditionaldrawing #traditionalart #japaneseyokai #japanesefolklore #snake #uwabami
Yokai #inktober2018 day 21 "eyes on hands" 手の目 A blind man who died an (as always) horrible and unjust death who wished he had eyes to see his murderer, even if they had been on the palms of his hands ... and was reborn as a yokai with exactly this special feature. He preys on humans at fields and graveyards at night, sucking their bones out of their bodies. .. 🙈 This took me longer than it should have and didn't even turned out so impressive. Maybe I should go back starting to draw inktober pics late at night. The need to sleep makes me draw faster. (。>﹏<。) 🙈 I'm so looking forward to @dziwna_logika 's Tenome! 💕 #yokai #tenome #japanesefolklore #mangazeichnung #mangaart #eyesonhands #妖怪  #手の目 #インク
day 21: jinmenju, the tree that bears human heads. #inktober #yokai #ayokaiaday #jinmenju #folklore #japanesefolklore #drawing #art #inks #ink
6: あっぽっしゃ「 appossha 」 . One night a year, these yōkai will wander around, banging iron tea kettles and chanting “appossha!” After successfully scaring a household’s children, they receive mochi as a gift and then return to their underwater home. . #inktober #inktober2018 #yokai #japanesefolklore #妖怪
Yokaitober 5 - Nekomata . Gente, desculpa esse sumiço, estava esgotada emocionalmente pós eleições e sem pique total pra fazer. É meu primeiro desenho em duas semanas, inclusive. Mas vamos que vamos, voltar a rotina. ❤️ . . . . . Tags: #art #inktober #inktober2018 #drawing #Japan #sketch_daily #drawingoftheday #characterdesign #cutestationery #mangasketch #mangaart #mangadrawing #animeartcollective #anime_sketches25 #animeart_worldwide #shiranou #donaru_ #japanesefolklore #kuchisakeonna #yokai #nekomata
毎年10月の三つ目の土曜日に妖怪一條街で京都の妖怪パレードというイベントが行われる。 Every year on October's third Saturday a "Monster Parade" takes place at Kyoto's Monster Street. #妖怪 #妖怪パレード #ようかいパレード  #京都の祭 #京都観光 #そうだ京都いこう #japaneseghost #japanesefolklore #visitjapanjp #visitkyoto #japalicious #jp_views_mobileshot #monsterparade  #きつね  #kitsunemask
Inktober #kitsune . . . Kitsune is the Japanese word for the fox. Foxes are used in a lot of Japanese folklore and are often depicted as having paranormal abilities, which increase with age and wisdom. . . Prompt list from @juliascrawl #inktober #inktober2018 #artchallenge #art #artwork #artist #ink #blackandwhite #colour #pen #fabercastell #fox #animal #prompt #japanese #japanesefolklore #folklore #stories #create #creative #growl #creature #magic #majestic #cool #skull #red #nature #draw drawing
-Day 18: Japanese creature/myth Eeuuugh this picture is terrible...the lighting is absolutely atrocious 🤮 BUT I HAVE TO POST • • • • • • {nothing to see here, keep scrolling} #drawing #pencildrawing #artist #art #traditionalart #pen #inking #lineart #traditionalartist #sketch #draw #copicmarkers #copic #inkdrawing #inktober #inktober2018 #inktoberprompts #inktoberart #inkart #forestcreature #kitsune #japanesemythology #kitsuneart #fox #foxart #japanesefolklore
INKTOBER 05 • 傘おばけ | KasaObake ☂️
Inktober day 20: Baku * * * wasn’t feeling super creative today so here’s a quick and very minimal one
#inktober - Day 15 - Raiju Raijū live in the sky—a world which was totally off limits to humans before the 20th century. Because of this, almost nothing can be said about their true nature or behavior. They ride bolts of lightning to earth when thunder claps, and create mayhem wherever they land. For seemingly no reason at all they attack buildings, starting fires and causing mass destruction. . . . . I rolled 1980's punk. There are stories about small Raiju hiding from gods in people's bellybuttons. I thought of a punk rocker being struck by lighting but instead of dying he becomes a raiju after the raiju falls in love with him and takes over his body. The symbolism of punk is dead represents that the guy is dead but the Raiju doesn't know that. It was massively inspired by #muse and their new album #simulationtheory I love how they always push their boundaries and aren't afraid to mix up their style, it's what they've always been about and I can't help but strive to make new things and not stay stagnant. . . . . #inktober #inktoberlist #inktoberprompts #inktober2018 #inktoberart #inktoberjapanese #inktoberday15 #raiju #dog #wolf #wolfman #warewolf #punk #punkisdead #punkrock #1980punk #japanesefolklore #japanesedog #japan #leaderjacket
Day 18 of inktober. This one is based off of the Bake-kujira from Japan. It is said to curse all those who look upon it. . . . . #inktober #inktober2018 #bakekujira #japanesemythology #japan #japanesefolklore #bakekujirawhale #ghost #ghostwhale #phantomwhale #phantoms #japaneseghosts #yokai #winsorandnewton #ink
Got a little too invested with #inktober 17, spent a good 3 days on it. Got some inspiration from an #artist I found on pinterest: #katsuyaterada . Pretty much went crazy with what to put here and tried to find a way where it somewhat flowed okay. #inktober2018 #artwork #pen #sakurapigmapen #sharpie #blackandwhite #scratchshading #japaneseinfluence #japanesedemon #japanesedragon #crazyart #randomart #mechanicalart #arttexture #contrastingtextures #japanesefolklore #bodyhorror #unsettling #diverseart #flowinghair #abstract #surealistic #neotraditional #imagination #rickyricardosan
Oh no. I'm this time too late. Well,I had to watch “Escape from New York“. A must watch I think. This time I drew a japanese version of a mermaid. Not a really bad one but not innocent,too. @charoi.art 's version is sooo impressive. #inktober #inktober2018 #inkdrawing #japanesefolklore #japanesemythology #yokai #ningyo #mermaid #ink #artwork
#Inktober day 20: #Ubume is a ghost born of tragedy, perhaps the greatest of tragedies. A soul lost outside natural law; she renders #breakable our realities, our understanding, our spirits and hearts 💀☠️🖤 - This one spooked me. I was dreading Ubume, tbh. - #31yokais #31yokai #drawnktober #inktober2018 #halloween #ghost #yurei #yokai #phantom #witch #mother #motherhood #childbirth #baby #death #spooky #spoopy #japaneseFolklore #japaneseMyth #ink #inkpainting #sketchdaily #drawing #illustration #sketchbook #weirdo #artistoninstagram
In Japanese folklore, hyakki yagyo is a night parade of 100 yokais (monsters and goblins). Last night was the Yokai Parade in Kyoto. . . . . . . . #monster #goblin #ghost #parade #yokai #kyoto #kyoto 🇯🇵 #japan #japan 🇯🇵 #japan_of_insta #japanesefolklore #folklore
Yokai #inktober2018 day 20 "mermaid" 人魚 The mermaids in japanese folklore are way more vicious and fish-like than their western counterparts, and their flesh is said to grant immortality - but only if you are willing to accept the danger of their powerful curse. .. 🌊(๑•̀ㅁ•́๑)✧🌊 I get the feeling inktober makes me notice more about how black and white spaces balance each other out. Could be my imagination though, there's so much to learn about stuff like that! Never get's boring. (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧ ★ I'm really excited for @dziwna_logika 's japanese mermaid! !! ★ #mermaid #japanesefolklore #yokai #japanesemermaid #ningyo #mangazeichnung #妖怪  #人魚  #イラスト  #インク
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