•About this Yokai•
A mysterious ox kart driven by a gigantic "Dai Tengu" 👺 in historic literature it’s is often labeled the same as "oboroguruma” but i'd say that it’s pretty distinct from that particular yokai. - it appears frequently in old hyakki yagyo scrolls but sadly it does not have a description, Nobody knows for certain what it was supposed to be…
My theory: is that perhaps its an illustration of "kamikakushi" JP:神隠し (“mysterious kidnappings” or to be "Spirited Away" or “hidden by Kami” - Tengu where often blamed for such kidnappings after all!! And the surrounding yokai seem to play off the stories told by those who where kidnapped. -
Then again, the lady in the back does appear to be a yokai, so it could justeasily be an illustration of lady aoi just going for a ride (linking it back to oboroguruma) - A friend once told me a rumour that it could also be the “true leader” of the parade...
see also: Tengu, Hannya, Oboroguruma
Sticker Art by @Samkalensky (yo thats me!) - Part of my Night parade of 100 Demons - Yokai & Japanese folklore sticker collection, weather-resistant 6" Glossy sticker. Check my shop & follow @samkalensky for many more! - My design was inspired by the brilliant sculptures of Baku at Konno hachimagu shrine.