Japanese Mythology

Ungaikyō
The ungaikyō (雲外鏡, mirror above the clouds) is a yōkai of Japanese folklore, appearing in ukiyo-e artist Sekien Toriyama's yōkai census work. The ungaikyō board appears in the third volume of his work Gazu Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro, which details many...
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Nuppeppō
The nuppeppō (ぬっっぺっぽう), or nuppefuhofu (ぬっぺふほふ?), is a yōkai appearing in the Edo period. He is depicted as a mass of flesh on a single head; with indistinguishable wrinkles on his face and body. Concept of Nuppeppō In the scrolls, it...
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Noppera-bō
A noppera-bō (のっぺら坊), or "faceless ghost," is a legendary Japanese creature. Its appearance is that of a normal human being, except for its face, from which it can make the usual features, eyes, nose and mouth disappear at will, leaving...
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Noderabō
The Noderabō (野寺坊, のでらぼう, wild temple priest) is a yokai, appearing in Toriyama Sekien's Gazu hyakki yagyō and gathering to a grotesque ghost of a priest with tattered clothes. Sekien hated gamblers, prostitutes, and priests and would turn these characters...
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Bakezōri
The Bake-zōri (Jap. 化け草履, meaning "ghost sandal") is a fictional creature from traditional Japanese folklore and belongs to the Yōkai group. The Bake-zōri is a fictional creature from traditional Japanese folklore and belongs to the Yōkai group. Bakezōri's Description The...
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