Collection: Yokai, Japanese Folklore & Mythology

A Bestiary of Yokai, Japanese Folklore, Mythology, Charms & Urban Legends! - Sticker Art Series by ©Samkalensky, Over 170 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!

186 products
  • Kabukiri-kozo – かぶきり小僧 - Stay Hydrated - Tanuki yokai sticker
    Kabukiri-kozo – かぶきり小僧 - Stay Hydrated - Tanuki yokai sticker
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  • Tanuki-Tsuki - 狸憑き - “Possession by Tanuki spirits.” - yokai sticker
    Tanuki-Tsuki - 狸憑き - “Possession by Tanuki spirits.” - yokai sticker
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  • Maneki Neko - 招き猫 – Lucky beckoning cat - yokai art sticker
    Maneki Neko - 招き猫 – Lucky beckoning cat - yokai art sticker
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  • Nekomata - ねこまた - Yokai stickers
    Nekomata - ねこまた -  Yokai stickers
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  • Nekomusume 猫娘 - "daughter of a cat" - 猫また - yokai sticker
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  • Bakeneko - "Changing cats" 化け猫 - Yokai stickers.
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  • Neko Kabocha - 猫南瓜 - Cat Squash Pumpkin yokai sticker
    Neko Kabocha - 猫南瓜 - Cat Squash Pumpkin yokai sticker
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  • Ushi-Oni 牛鬼 - Gyūki - cow demon yokai sticker
    Ushi-Oni 牛鬼 - Gyūki - cow demon yokai sticker
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  • Nure Onna - 濡女 - wet snake woman - yokai sticker
    Nure Onna - 濡女 - wet snake woman - yokai sticker
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  • Tsurube-Otoshi - 釣瓶落とし - Yokai Sticker
    Tsurube-Otoshi - 釣瓶落とし - Yokai Sticker
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  • Katakirauwa - 片耳豚 - ghost pig yokai sticker
    Katakirauwa - 片耳豚 - ghost pig yokai sticker
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  • Dai-Tengu - 大天狗 - Greater Tengu - yokai sticker
    Dai-Tengu - 大天狗 - Greater Tengu - yokai sticker
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  • Karasu Tengu - 小天狗 - Lesser Crow Tengu
    Karasu Tengu - 小天狗 - Lesser Crow Tengu
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  • Tengu taxi - Tenguguruma - 大天狗, 朧車 - "kamikakushi" - yokai sticker
    Tengu taxi - Tenguguruma - 大天狗, 朧車 -
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  • Oborogaruma - 朧車 - Hazy taxi
    Oborogaruma - 朧車 - Hazy taxi
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  • Shumoku Musume - 撞木娘 - "hammer daughter of usui-pass" yokai sticker
    Shumoku Musume - 撞木娘 -
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  • Kasa-Obake - "Umbrella Ghost" 傘おばけ - [Tsukumogami Yokai sticker]
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  • Chōchin-obake - 提灯お化け - haunted paper lantern yokai stickers.
    Chōchin-obake - 提灯お化け - haunted paper lantern yokai stickers.
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  • Bakezōri - 化け草履 - Ghost Sandals Tsukumogami - yokai stickers
    Bakezōri - 化け草履 - Ghost Sandals Tsukumogami - yokai stickers
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  • Kameosa - 瓶長 - Tsukumogami yokai sticker
    Kameosa - 瓶長 - Tsukumogami yokai sticker
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  • Rengidori - れんぎどり - Pestle Bird
    Rengidori - れんぎどり - Pestle Bird
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  • Ittan Momen - "一反木綿" - [Tsukumogami yokai sticker]
    Ittan Momen -
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  • Nurikabe - ぬりかべ - [1802 Wall yokai]
    Nurikabe - ぬりかべ - [1802 Wall yokai]
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  • Biwa-bokuboku - The Blind Lute 琵琶牧々 - [Tsukumogami yokai sticker]
    Biwa-bokuboku - The Blind Lute 琵琶牧々 - [Tsukumogami yokai sticker]
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  • Seto Taishō - Teapot Warrior -[1874 Tsukumogami Yokai] sticker
    Seto Taishō - Teapot Warrior -[1874 Tsukumogami Yokai] sticker
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  • Abura Sumashi - 油すまし - the oil presser - [yokai sticker]
    Abura Sumashi - 油すまし - the oil presser - [yokai sticker]
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  • Yakan-Zuru - 薬缶吊る - "Hanging kettle" - [Yokai sticker.]
    Yakan-Zuru - 薬缶吊る -
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  • Ichiren-Bozu - 壱連坊主 - "Rosary Monk" - Tsukumogami Emaki
    Ichiren-Bozu - 壱連坊主 -
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  • Shamoji Baba -しゃもじばばあ - Wooden Rice Spoon Tsukumogami - yokai sticker
    Shamoji Baba -しゃもじばばあ - Wooden Rice Spoon Tsukumogami - yokai sticker
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  • Chin Chin Kobakama - Yokai Tsukumogami sticker
    Chin Chin Kobakama - Yokai Tsukumogami sticker
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  • Iwana bōzu - 岩魚坊主 - "Char monk" yokai sticker
    Iwana bōzu - 岩魚坊主 -
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  • Kanazuchibo 金槌坊 and Okka おっか - Yokai Stickers
    Kanazuchibo 金槌坊 and Okka おっか - Yokai Stickers
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