Wednesday, 6 June 2018

bakemono zukushi

Via Public Domain Review, we discover an anonymous Edo-era scroll of a certain classification of yōkai (previously here, here and here) called bakemono (化け物), which are distinguished from other super natural beasts and ghouls by their ability to shape-shift and are associated with the liminal world, both physical and figurative—especially tunnels and thresholds.
 Be sure to visit Public Domain Review at the link up top to learn more about this veritable rogues’ gallery of creatures to haunt one’s nightmares