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😸 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
Inktober día 19: Jorougumo . 「絡新婦」 . Jorougumo puede significar dos cosas: "Novia enredada" o "Puta araña". Es una araña que tras cumplir más de 400 años, recibía poderes mágicos. Este youkai puede adoptar la forma de una joven y hermosa mujer que toca una biwa (un instrumento de madera y música tradicional japonesa) para atraer a muchachos incautos hasta su guarida. Mientras la víctima se distraía con el sonido de las cuerdas, el Jorougumo lo envolvía en hilos de seda de araña para luego, en el momento indicado, asesinarlos y comérselos. El nombre Jorougumo es el nombre japonés para la araña Nephila clavipes "La araña de seda dorada", aunque escrita con otros kanjis o katakana. Las Jorougumo hacen sus nidos en zonas solitarias, como cuevas, bosques o casas vacías. Son inteligentes, astutas y frívolas, ven a los seres humanos como su única fuente de alimentos, en especial a jóvenes que están en la búsqueda de un amor inocente. En algunas ocasiones se ha vinculado con el poder de control de las arañas y como seres que pueden escupir fuego para atacar a quien quiera hacerles daño. Cuando un Jorougumo encuentra a su presa, lo invita a su casa, y una vez dentro nunca más se lo vuelve a ver. Pueden hilar hilos de seda lo suficientemente fuertes como para atrapar a un hombre adulto sin que pueda escapar. También tienen un poderoso veneno que debilita lentamente a su víctima día a día, para poder saborear la larga y dolorosa muerte que sufre su presa mientras la devora. Un Jorougumo uede operar así durante años y años mientras que los esqueletos de cientos de jóvenes se acumulan en su hogar. . . @houkiboshii . . #jorogumo #inktober #inktober2018 #inktoberday19 #31yokais #31yokais2018 #yokai #妖怪 #spider #woman #sexy #longhair #monster #web #argentina #buenosaires #japanese #japan #japanesefolklore #ukiyoe #sumie #eyes #draw #drawing #illustration #イラスト #イラストレーション #art #anime #manga
Day 20 of #inktober and today’s Yōkai is Donotsura. This one is hella weird. It’s a guy with no head but has a big face on his chest. I think it’s a curse or something. I haven’t done anything too weird so I wanted to try that out. . . . . #inktober2018 #inktoberday20 #ink #inkwash #traditionaldrawing #traditionalart #japaneseyokai #japanesefolklore #yokai #donotsura
20. Nuribotoke. Day twenty of my Japanese #yokai themed #Inktober challenge is #nuribotoke the Buddha like spirit who’s eyeballs hand out of their sockets. . #yokaitober #japanesefolklore #penandink
Day 20 goes to the monsters & mythology #inktober list. The #hyakume of Japan occupies old temples at night. Now keep your eyes peeled! #monsters #japanesefolklore #copicart #eyes
Day 16 : Kamaitachi (from dull to sharp). It's a weasel with saber-like paws from japanese folklore. When there is a sharp, cold wind, the cuts one gets are said to be caused by the kamaitachi. I couldn't resist to make one grow up, from the toddler with butter knives, to the adult going to work!
Solo exhibition Yōkai Pandemonium at Format Artspace, Copenhagen, Denmark. Runs until the 10. of November. More info: www.formatartspace.dk Kyōkotsu, watercolor and ink on paper, 24x32 cm. 2018. #gallery #formatartspace #copenhagen #denmark #contemporaryart #exhibition #art #artwork #contemporaryartist #martinaskholm #artonpaper #contemporarypainting #watercolor #watercolorpainting #akvarell #aquarelle #aquarellepainting #instaart #instaartist #japanart #japanesefolklore #yokai #yōkai #monster #skeleton #photooftheday #beautiful #creative #artist #ink
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。 これは今日の一番かっこいい妖怪だと思う。 Every year on October's third Saturday a "Monster Parade" takes place at Kyoto's Monster Street. This is the coolest monster I met today. #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
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