Collection: Yokai, Japanese Folklore & Mythology

A Bestiary of Yokai, Japanese Folklore, Mythology, Charms & Urban Legends! - Sticker Art Series by ©Samkalensky, Over 200 designs & counting!

•What are Yokai?•

"yōkai" (JP: 妖怪) are defined as "Supernatural monsters, spirits, demons & other phenomena from Japanese Folklore, Legends & Mythology." -  The term "yōkai" is often used as an umbrella covering all things that are mysterious, uncanny or eerie, to the generally unexplained, emotional, supernatural, paranormal, even divine phenomena! - The majority of yokai where originally illustrated during the Edo period (1603-1868) though many have oral roots going back much, much further. (to the 8th century!) - in old times, Yokai would also often times be used as a stand-in-explanation for natural phenomena, which at the time would otherwise have been otherwise impossible to explain, or used as a way of scaring naughty children into behaving. - Yokai can depicted as Horrific monsters or adorable creatures, sometimes even bringing good fortune to those that cross their paths! – In recent times: Modern day Cryptids, UMA as well as certain Urban Legends have come to be categorized under this umbrella!  

• Hyakki Yagyō - (JP: 百鬼夜行) - "The Night Parade of 100 demons" is when all the Yokai parade through town causing mayhem, mischief and chaos. - it has been interpreted dozens of times over the ages, with well over 1000 years of history and dozens of ancient picture scrolls, emaki, books, etc.

My sticker & zine series was largely inspired by Toriyama Sekiens bestiary: "The Illustrated Night Parade of a Hundred Demons" (1776) & other bestiaries like it. –  I also cover yokai & folklore which where not included in those books as well. (PS: for more information about the subject check out my bibliography/recommended further reading here.) - My goal is to interpret as many yokai monsters as i can while having a fun time doing so, i hope you'll enjoy & support my pandemonium and parade!

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  • Yokai Zine – Hyakki Yagyo – Night Parade of 100 Demons - PART 1
    Yokai Zine – Hyakki Yagyo – Night Parade of 100 Demons - PART 1
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  • Yokai Zine – Hyakki Yagyo – Night Parade of 100 Demons - PART 2
    Yokai Zine – Hyakki Yagyo – Night Parade of 100 Demons - PART 2
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  • Did you Noh? Mask sticker collection
    Did you Noh? Mask sticker collection
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  • Momotarō – 桃太郎 – peach boy. – [FolkHero]
    Momotarō – 桃太郎 – peach boy. – [FolkHero]
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  • Uriko Hime (瓜子姫) - 'melon princess' - [Folk Hero]
    Uriko Hime (瓜子姫) - 'melon princess' - [Folk Hero]
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  • Issun-boshi “一寸法師” "The Inch High samurai" [FolkHero]
    Issun-boshi “一寸法師”
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  • Kintarō - 金太郎 - [ FolkHero ]
    Kintarō - 金太郎 - [ FolkHero ]
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  • Shuten-dōji - 酒呑童子 - [Yokai]
    Shuten-dōji - 酒呑童子 - [Yokai]
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  • Kidomaru - 鬼童丸 - [yokai] - "Son of the oni king."
    Kidomaru - 鬼童丸 - [yokai] -
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  • Nurarihyon - ぬらりひょん - [Yokai]
    Nurarihyon - ぬらりひょん - [Yokai]
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  • Otoroshi - おとろし - [Yokai]
    Otoroshi - おとろし - [Yokai]
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  • Tsuchinoko - ツチノコ - [Yokai | UMA]
    Tsuchinoko - ツチノコ - [Yokai | UMA]
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  • Tōfu-kozō - 豆腐小僧 - [Yokai]
    Tōfu-kozō - 豆腐小僧 - [Yokai]
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  • Rokurokubi - ろくろ首 - [Yokai]
    Rokurokubi - ろくろ首 - [Yokai]
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  • Mikoshi-nyūdō - 見越入道 - [Yokai]
    Mikoshi-nyūdō - 見越入道 - [Yokai]
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  • Yanari - 家鳴 - [Yokai]
    Yanari - 家鳴 - [Yokai]
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  • Smokin’ Oni - 鬼 - Hell in a tobacco shop - [Yokai]
    Smokin’ Oni - 鬼 - Hell in a tobacco shop - [Yokai]
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  • Gaki - 餓鬼 - [yokai]
    Gaki - 餓鬼 - [yokai]
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  • Ao bōzu - 青坊主 - [Yokai]
    Ao bōzu - 青坊主 - [Yokai]
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  • Akanyūdō - 赤入道 - [Yokai]
    Akanyūdō - 赤入道 - [Yokai]
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  • Kowai - 狐者異 - [Yokai]
    Kowai - 狐者異 - [Yokai]
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  • Wanyūdō – 輪入道 –[Yokai]
    Wanyūdō – 輪入道 –[Yokai]
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  • Yamabiko - 山彦 -[yokai]
    Yamabiko - 山彦 -[yokai]
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  • Yuki-Onna - 雪女 - [yokai/yurei]
    Yuki-Onna - 雪女 - [yokai/yurei]
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  • Yukinba – 雪婆 – [Yokai]
    Yukinba – 雪婆 – [Yokai]
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  • Yukinbo - 雪坊 - [Yokai]
    Yukinbo - 雪坊 - [Yokai]
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  • Kama-Itachi - 鎌鼬 - [yokai]
    Kama-Itachi - 鎌鼬 - [yokai]
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  • Kitsune - キツネ - [Yokai]
    Kitsune - キツネ - [Yokai]
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  • Tenko - キツネ - [Yokai]
    Tenko - キツネ - [Yokai]
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  • Kitsune-Tsuki - 狐憑き - [Kitsune Posession]
    Kitsune-Tsuki - 狐憑き - [Kitsune Posession]
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  • Tamamo-no-mae - 玉藻前 - [yokai]
    Tamamo-no-mae - 玉藻前 -  [yokai]
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  • Megane Kitsune - [Yokai 1945]
    Megane Kitsune - [Yokai 1945]
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