Japanese folklore

Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Japanese folklore. Discover mythical creatures, legendary tales, and fascinating folk traditions that have captivated generations.
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Japanese Folklore by Hamsterosis on DeviantArt | Masks has a huge presence in Japanese culture and folklore. You can’t appreciate Japanese culture without exploring and understanding the meaning of their masks. Let’s explore the traditional Japanese masks: Japanese kitsune masks, Japanese oni masks, Japanese tengu masks, Japanese samurai masks, Japanese hannya masks. Not to forget about kabuki masks, demon masks, tengu masks, and cat masks. #JapaneseMasks #JapaneseArt #JapaneseMasksMeaning

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Yōkai are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits and demons in Japanese folklore. The word yōkai is made up of the kanji for "bewitching; attractive; calamity;" and "spectre; apparition; mystery; suspicious". Yōkai range diversely from the malevolent to the mischievous, or occasionally bring good fortune to those who encounter them. Often they possess animal features (such as the Kappa, which is similar to a turtle, or the Tengu which has wings), other times they can appear mostly human…

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