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3 Frightening Japanese Monsters from Traditional Folklore

The list of legendary creatures from Japanese folklore and mythology is long. Most of them can be categorized as yokai (妖怪), a term which is made up of the Chinese characters for “bewitching, attractive” and “apparition, mystery”, and is used to describe a class of supernatural monsters. There is a wide variety of yokai in…

Yokai – Famous Japanese ghosts, monsters and creatures

As featured in the first part of this article, there are more monsters that could enter the top 10 ranking. Here are the next 5 (in)famous ones: Relevance article: Yokai – Japanese ghosts, monsters and legendary creatures part 1 Rokurokubi (ろくろ首) A female yokai with an extremely long neck, that can extend even further. Rokuro means…