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 be 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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  • 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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  • Shigaraki Tanuki - Bake-danuki - 化け狸 [Yokai]
    Shigaraki Tanuki - Bake-danuki - 化け狸 [Yokai]
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  • Mamedanuki (豆狸) - [Yokai]
    Mamedanuki (豆狸) - [Yokai]
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  • Bunbuku chagama. - 分福茶釜 - [Yokai | Folktale]
    Bunbuku chagama. - 分福茶釜 - [Yokai | Folktale]
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  • Akadenchu - 赤殿中 - [yokai]
    Akadenchu - 赤殿中 - [yokai]
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  • Kabukiri-kozo – かぶきり小僧 - [Yokai]
    Kabukiri-kozo – かぶきり小僧 - [Yokai]
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  • Usagidanuki - 兎狸 - [Yokai] -
    Usagidanuki - 兎狸 - [Yokai] -
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  • Tanuki-Tsuki - 狸憑き - [Tanuki Possession]
    Tanuki-Tsuki - 狸憑き - [Tanuki Possession]
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  • Shirodokkuri - 白徳利(しろどっくり) - [Yokai]
    Shirodokkuri - 白徳利(しろどっくり) - [Yokai]
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  • Tanuki-bayashi - 狸囃子
    Tanuki-bayashi - 狸囃子
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  • Maneki Neko - 招き猫 - [Yokai/Charm]
    Maneki Neko - 招き猫 - [Yokai/Charm]
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  • Nekomata - ねこまた - [Yokai]
    Nekomata - ねこまた - [Yokai]
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  • Nekomusume - 猫娘 - [Yokai]
    Nekomusume - 猫娘 - [Yokai]
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  • Bakeneko - 化け猫 - [Yokai]
    Bakeneko - 化け猫 - [Yokai]
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  • Neko Kabocha - 猫南瓜 - [Yokai/UrbanLegend]
    Neko Kabocha - 猫南瓜 - [Yokai/UrbanLegend]
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  • Ushi-Oni 牛鬼 - Gyūki -[yokai]
    Ushi-Oni 牛鬼 - Gyūki -[yokai]
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  • Nure Onna - 濡女 - [Yokai]
    Nure Onna - 濡女 - [Yokai]
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  • Tsurube-Otoshi - 釣瓶落とし - [Yokai]
    Tsurube-Otoshi - 釣瓶落とし - [Yokai]
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  • Katakirauwa - 片耳豚 - [Yokai]
    Katakirauwa - 片耳豚 - [Yokai]
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  • Dai-Tengu - 大天狗 - Greater Tengu - [Yokai]
    Dai-Tengu - 大天狗 - Greater Tengu - [Yokai]
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  • Karasu Tengu - 小天狗 - [Yokai]
    Karasu Tengu - 小天狗 - [Yokai]
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  • Tengu taxi - Tenguguruma - 大天狗, 朧車 - "kamikakushi" - [Yokai]
    Tengu taxi - Tenguguruma - 大天狗, 朧車 -
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  • Oborogaruma - 朧車 - [Yokai]
    Oborogaruma - 朧車 - [Yokai]
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  • Shumoku Musume - 撞木娘 - [Yokai]
    Shumoku Musume - 撞木娘 - [Yokai]
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  • Kasa-Obake - 傘おばけ - [Tsukumogami/Yokai]
    Kasa-Obake - 傘おばけ - [Tsukumogami/Yokai]
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  • Chochin Oiwa, Oiwa's Onryo - "Yotsuya Kaidan" [四谷怪談] - [Yurei]
    Chochin Oiwa, Oiwa's Onryo -
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  • Chōchin-obake - 提灯お化け - [Tsukumogami | Yokai]
    Chōchin-obake - 提灯お化け - [Tsukumogami | Yokai]
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  • Bakezōri - 化け草履 - [Yokai | Tsukumogami]
    Bakezōri - 化け草履 - [Yokai | Tsukumogami]
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  • Kameosa - 瓶長 - [Tsukumogami/Yokai]
    Kameosa - 瓶長 - [Tsukumogami/Yokai]
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  • Rengidori - れんぎどり - [Tsukumogami/Yokai]
    Rengidori - れんぎどり - [Tsukumogami/Yokai]
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  • Ittan Momen - 一反木綿 - [Tsukumogami/Yokai]
    Ittan Momen - 一反木綿 - [Tsukumogami/Yokai]
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