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Yoshitoshi The Priest Raigo of Mii Temple (cropped)

Yoshitoshi The Priest Raigo of Mii Temple (cropped)

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Shungyosai Okamuro. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Shungyosai Okamuro. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Ōkamuro (大かむろ, a giant face that appears at the door) from Ehon-Sayo-Shigure (絵本小夜時雨)

Izumi Meisho Zue Hakuzosu

Izumi Meisho Zue Hakuzosu

日本語: 和泉名所図会 巻之一より 白蔵主 English: Hakuzōsu in "Izumi Meisho Zue vol.1"

Shunsen Kyuso 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Shunsen Kyuso 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Kyūso (旧鼠) from the Ehon Hyaku Monogatari (絵本百物語)

Kuniyoshi Tsuchiyama - A painting of a man and a woman in a living room

Kuniyoshi Tsuchiyama - A painting of a man and a woman in a living roo...

日本語: 一勇齋國芳画「東海道五十三對」より『土山』、伊勢屋市兵衛版、大判錦絵 “延暦年中 奥州安部高丸 天命に叛(そむき)しかハ 田村将軍追討として 駿州清見が関まで赴(おもむ)きしが こゝに合戦の時清水観音霊験の事あり 又 鈴鹿山鬼神退治の時も観音の功力にて婦女とけし 田村を導き是を討しむ その眷属どもに数多(あまた)矢を放ち給ひ 残らず悪鬼を亡すなり“ 田村麻呂伝説を題材としたしたもの。坂上田村麻呂が清水観音... More

Ehon-Sayo-Shigure Jiosenbi. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Ehon-Sayo-Shigure Jiosenbi. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Jiōsenbi (地黄煎火, Atmospheric ghost lights) from Ehon-Sayo-Shigure (絵本小夜時雨)

Kii Kuronyudo - A black and white drawing of people in a boat

Kii Kuronyudo - A black and white drawing of people in a boat

Kuro-nyūdō (Umibōzu) from the Kii zōtan-shū 日本語: 『奇異雑談集』より、黒入道(海坊主)

Sekien Katawaguruma 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Sekien Katawaguruma 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Katawa-guruma (片輪車, a woman riding on a flaming wheel) from the Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki (今昔画図続百鬼)

Yoshitoshi The Skulls, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Yoshitoshi The Skulls, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

From the series, 'A New Selection of Strange Events'. Taira no Kiyomori sees the skulls of his victims. (新容六怪撰 平相国清盛入道浄海)

Kansosadan Akurojin-no-hi. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Kansosadan Akurojin-no-hi. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Akurojin-no-hi (悪路神の火, a ghostly fire from Mie Prefecture) from the Kansōsadan (閑窓瑣談)

Shunsen Okikumushi 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Shunsen Okikumushi 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Okiku-mushi (於菊虫) from the Ehon Hyaku monogatari (絵本百物語)

Sekien Teratsutsuki 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Sekien Teratsutsuki 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Teratsutsuki (寺つつき) from the Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki (今昔画図続百鬼)

Yoshitoshi The Flying Demon

Yoshitoshi The Flying Demon

From the Thirty-six Ghosts series.

Ansei Kosenjonohi - A black and white drawing of a group of people

Ansei Kosenjonohi - A black and white drawing of a group of people

Will-o'-the-wisp]] that burns in the arena of warfare" from the Tonoigusa 日本語: 『宿直草』より「戦場の跡、火燃ゆる事」(古戦場火) ウィルオウィスプ

Shunsen Katsuraotoko 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Shunsen Katsuraotoko 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Katsura-otoko (桂男) from the Ehon Hyaku monogatari (絵本百物語)

Yoshi Rats - A painting of a man sitting on the ground next to a cat

Yoshi Rats - A painting of a man sitting on the ground next to a cat

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Saikaku shokoku banashi Ubagabi

Saikaku shokoku banashi Ubagabi

Ubagabi (姥ヶ火) from Saikaku shokoku banashi (西鶴諸国ばなし)

Sekien Aburaakago
Sekien Ubagabi. 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Sekien Ubagabi. 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Ubagabi (姥が火) from the Gazu Hyakki Yakō (画図百鬼夜行)

Shungyosai Large snake extermination

Shungyosai Large snake extermination

Hirakawa Uneme's large snake extermination (平川采女異蛇を斬) from Ehon-Sayo-Shigure (絵本小夜時雨)

Sekien Ubagabi

Sekien Ubagabi

Ubagabi (姥が火) from the Gazu Hyakki Yakō

Sekien Mekurabe 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Sekien Mekurabe 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Mekurabe (目競, the multiplying skulls that menaced Taira no Kiyomori in his courtyard) from the Konjaku Hyakki Shūi (今昔百鬼拾遺)

Sekien Tesso

Sekien Tesso

Tesso (鉄鼠) from the Gazu Hyakki Yakō

Inga Hi-no-kuruma - A black and white drawing of two people fighting

Inga Hi-no-kuruma - A black and white drawing of two people fighting

Hi-no-kuruma from the Inga-monogatari 日本語: 平仮名本『因果物語』より「生ながら、火車(火の車)にとられし女の事」

Seiban Kaidan Jikki Kumobi. 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Seiban Kaidan Jikki Kumobi. 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Kumobi (蜘蛛火, Will-o'-the-wisp) from the Seiban Kaidan Jikki (西播怪談実記)

Shunsen Shibaemontanuki 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Shunsen Shibaemontanuki 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Shibaemon-tanuki (芝右衛門狸) from the Ehon Hyaku monogatari (絵本百物語)

Saikyo Tengu-sarai

Saikyo Tengu-sarai

Tengu-sarai (天狗攫い, Spiriting away by a tengu) in Hyōgo Prefecture (兵庫県) from the Saikyō-Shimbun (西京新聞)

Genrin Abura-nusubito - A black and white drawing of a man riding a horse

Genrin Abura-nusubito - A black and white drawing of a man riding a ho...

Abura-nusubito (油盗人, an infant ghost who licks the oil out of andon lamps) from the Kokon Hyaku-monogatari Hyōban (古今百物語評判)

Shuyukidan Bakenohi. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.
Tadanari Hi-no-kuruma - A drawing of a woman hanging on to a fence

Tadanari Hi-no-kuruma - A drawing of a woman hanging on to a fence

Hi-no-kuruma from the Seiban-kaidan-jikki 日本語: 『西播怪談実記』より「竜野林田屋の下女火の車を追ふて手并着物を炙し事」

Ikku Kanbari-nyudo. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Ikku Kanbari-nyudo. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Kanbari-nyūdō (がんばり入道, a bathroom spirit) from the Rekkoku-kaidan-kikigaki-zōshi (列国怪談聞書帖)

Sanyozakki Jogenmushi. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Sanyozakki Jogenmushi. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Jōgenmushi (常元虫) from the Sanyōzakki (三養雑記).

Sekien Kosame Bo 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Sekien Kosame Bo 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Kosamebō (小雨坊) from the Konjaku Hyakki Shūi (今昔百鬼拾遺)

Yoshitoshi Fujiwara no Hidesato

Yoshitoshi Fujiwara no Hidesato

Fujiwara no Hidesato. From the Thirty-six Ghosts series. 9.25" x 14.25". The print depicts Fujiwara no Hidesato shooting a giant centipede at the palace of the Dragon King. 日本語: 「新形三十六怪撰」 「藤原秀郷竜宮城蜈蚣を射るの図」。伝記/徳... More

Sayo District Kappa. 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Sayo District Kappa. 18th Century Japan. Public domain image.

Kappa (河童, A famous water monster with a water-filled head and a love of cucumbers) from the Seiban Kaidan Jikki (西播怪談実記)

Shungyosai Igyo. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Shungyosai Igyo. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Igyo (異魚) from Ehon-Sayo-Shigure (絵本小夜時雨)

Yoshitoshi Skulls at Furuhara. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Yoshitoshi Skulls at Furuhara. 19th century Japan. Public domain image...

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Yoshitoshi The Priest Raigo of Mii Temple
Gakugyo by Yoshiiku Ochiai. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

Gakugyo by Yoshiiku Ochiai. 19th century Japan. Public domain image.

A cryptid of Japan,鰐魚(Gakugyo) Public domain photograph of 17th, 18th, 19th-century Japanese woodblock print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description