Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters by Gojin Ishihara

rhade-zapan:

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Kappa (river imp)

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Jorōgumo (lit. “whore spider”)

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Kubire-oni (strangler demon)

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Rokurokubi (long-necked woman)

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Onmoraki (bird demon)

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Nekomata (cat monster)

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Tengu (bird-like demon)

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Tenjō-sagari (ceiling dweller)

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Enma Dai-Ō (King of Hell)

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Kyūbi no kitsune (nine-tailed fox)

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Baku (dream-eating chimera)

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Yūrei (ghost)

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Yamasei (mountain sprite)

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Rashōmon no oni (ogre of Rashōmon Gate)

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Waira (mountain-dwelling chimera)

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Nure-onna (snake woman)

poppypicklesticks:

bye bye black widow 

poppypicklesticks:

bye bye black widow 

wtfarthistory:

Face-to-Face with Death @BLMedieval : Matteo da Milano, Hours of Eleonora Gonzaga, about 1510-1515, tempera and gold leaf on parchment. The British Library, London (Ms. Yates Thompson 7, fol. 174). Explore additional stunning illuminations here.

wtfarthistory:

Face-to-Face with Death @BLMedieval : Matteo da Milano, Hours of Eleonora Gonzaga, about 1510-1515, tempera and gold leaf on parchment. The British Library, London (Ms. Yates Thompson 7, fol. 174). Explore additional stunning illuminations here.


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