Japan has an old culture and is so full of great creatures, making the Japanese mythology so interesting and mysterious, specially all those stories about supernatural creatures that has been telling by the population in Japan which has inspired many video games and anime, cause it is scary.
These illustrations are telling us scary stories of the different supernatural creatures that are part of the Japanese folklore and it doesn’t matter how old we are, we will get interested and maybe feel a little scared.
You can hear a harsh jara jara sound, and you turn around and you find an old woman, her face is caked with thick white powder and slopped-on makeup.
Gashadokuro are mythical creatures in Japanese mythology. The Gashadokuro are spiritis that take the form of giant skeletons and are fifteen times taller than an average person, said to be created from the amassed bones of people who died of starvation or in battle.
Aka Manto is a Japanese urban legend about a malicous spirit who kills people at public and school toilets. If a person is sitting on the toilet a mysterious voice will ask them if they want red paper or blue paper.
The Mokumokuren usually live in torn shōji, although they can also be found in tatami floor mats and in walls. The only wat to remove the spirit from the wall is to patch up the holes in it.
They are ghosts of humans who died in accidents, especially drowning at sea. They are always together as a group of seven, appear mainly near water.
A Futakuchi-onna is a type of Japanese monster. They are characterized by their two mouths. This monster appears when the children don't want to eat.
the Imori is a creature in Japanese mythology and folklore. These are dead warriors that can transform themselves into geckos.
Nekomata are a kind of cat yokai told about in folklore as well as classical kaidan, essays, etc.There are 2 types of Nekomata, the ones that live in the mountains, and the ones raised domestically.
It is a creature that resembles a small dog covered entirely in long hair. According to the report, the keukegen is a disease spirit which lives in damp, dark places and makes people feel sick.
This is a mythical Japanese ghost or a kind of strange apparition from western Japan. There's a story about it, a fisherman tried to catch it with his harpoon but the harpoon sailed right through it and the Bake-kujira floated away.
Kamikiri are a kind of magical arthropod, with a scissor and hands like razors. They are really small and also cappable of sneaking quietly through open windows and doors, so this way their victims are not alerted.
Jorōgumo is a creature considered as a ghost of Japanese folklore. This ghost can shapeshift into a beautiful woman.
The Teke Teke is a Japanese urban legend about the ghost of a young woman, or a school girl, who fell on a railway line and was cut in half by the oncoming train. Now is a vengeful spirit.
This is a ghost that follows travellers at night, making the sound beto beto, with its wooden sandals. It can't be seen, just heard,
Tsuchigumo is a kind of yokai from Japanese folklore. They all lived in mountains, captured travelers with strings and then ate them.
These are spirits of baby pigs with one ear and no shadow. They can steal a person's soul by running through their legs.
Kamaitachi is a Japanese creature that can cause many strange events. They appear riding on dust devils, and they cut people using the nails on both their hands.
They are small and ugly, resembling a monkey. Their hair is said to grow in backwards and they have two tongues. They are sometimes born from pregnant mothers instead of human babies.
Ittan-Momen is a yokai in Japanese mythology. This can flies through the air at night and attacks humans, often by wrapping around their faces to smother them.
Its only power is its ability to scratch that itchy spot on you back which you just can't seem to reach, no matter how hard you try.