Monsters from the Kaibutsu Ehon | Daibutsu-kaibutsu - Mysterious pile of crumbling skulls

“The Kaibutsu Ehon (“Illustrated Book of Monsters”) features woodblock prints of yōkai or creatures from Japanese folklore. - Daibutsu-kaibutsu - Mysterious pile of crumbling skulls

Act 8 from "Bakemono Chushingura" series, ca. 1839-1842 by Utagawa Kuniyoshi || This series portrays monsters enacting the play "Kanadehon Chushingura", a classic story about 47 Ronin

monsters enacting the play "Kanadehon Chushingura", a classic story about 47 Ronin / Bakemono Chushingura series, ca.

Mikoshi-nyūdō -- Monk-like creature that grows taller the more you look at it

見越入道 Mikoshi-nyūdō, monk-like creature that grows taller the more you look at it, from “Illustrated Book of Monsters”, NABETA Gyokuei『怪物画本』(鳥山石燕を模写)鍋田玉英, 1881

Hito-dama 人魂(Alma Humana) Las Hitodama son las almas de los recién fallecidos las cuales toman la forma de una esfera flameante azulada o verdusca, muchas veces con una larga estela luminosa.También se les llama Onibi (Demonio de Fuego). Muchas se desvanecen o caen al suelo al poco tiempo de ser divisadas, dejando un residuo luminoso donde caen.

Hitodama (人魂, a fireball-ghost that appears when someone dies) from the Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki (今昔画図続百鬼)

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Nekomata- Fork-tailed cat with a host of supernatural abilities. Woodblock print from "The Kaibutsu Ehon" (Illustrated Book of Monsters) by Nabeta Gyokuei

Futsukeshibaba (a.k.a. Hikeshibaba) -- Mysterious old woman in white who extinguishes lanterns

Futsukeshibaba or Hikeshibaba from "The Kaibutsu Ehon" ("Illustrated Book of Monsters"), 1881 by Nabeta Gyokuei

Katawa-guruma / 片輪車, a woman riding on a flaming wheel from the "Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki", 1779 by Toriyama Sekien

Katawa-guruma / 片輪車, a woman riding on a flaming wheel from the "Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki", 1779 by Toriyama Sekien

The monk Raigo died, and his ghost returned as a giant rat, leading an army of other rats. Image by Toriyama Sekien.

Reminds me of a certain slimy traitor//

Noderabō -- Strange creature standing near a temple bell

Monsters from the Kaibutsu Ehon Noderabō - Strange creature standing near a temple bell

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Sōgenbi -- Fiery ghost of oil-thieving monk (based on Kyoto legend). The Kaibutsu Ehon ("Illustrated Book of Monsters") is an 1881 book featuring woodblock prints of yōkai, or creatures from Japanese folklore. Illustrated by painter Nabeta Gyokuei.

.RATS ESCAPE FROM CAT ON THE NIGHT OF LUCKY DAY KUNIYOSHI UTAGAWA 1798-1861 Last of Edo Period.

Through the Sapphire Sky: Using cat paintings to rat proof - cat painters in Edo

Keukegen / 毛羽毛現, a creature made of hair from the "Konjaku Hyakki Shui", 1781 by Toriyama Sekien

Keukegen / 毛羽毛現, a creature made of hair from the "Konjaku Hyakki Shui", 1781 by Toriyama Sekien

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