Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The Obakemono Project

A database with information and pictures of a wide variety of Japanese ghosts.
I found it to be quite interesting. And I like the style of the pictures.

 I think Kitsune and Tanuki are my favourite type of Obake.

山姥 (やまうば)
Mountain Hag
other names: Yamanba 山姥 (やまんば)
A female figure, sometimes considered a type of monster, thought to inhabit mountainous regions. She takes a variety of forms in art and folklore, both benevolent and malicious, and is closely related to some concepts of the Yama no Kami (the deity of the mountains). Via: http: //  

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