• About this yokai •
Umibōzu - 海坊主 Are 'Giant Sea Monks' mysterious ocean giants that vary in size from the hight of a human, to the size of a boat, or much much bigger. They are said to resemble a bald monk. (The religious tie-ins end there.) Usually appearing on calm nights, right before a storm, they'll rise up from the depths. - If you make an umibozu angry (they dont like to be yelled at.) it will politely ask for a barrel... which it will proceeds to fill with water, and pour it onto the deck of the ship in an attempt to drown the crew. (A smart captain will instead give it a barrel with the bottom removed. rendering it ineffective for scooping.) its also said that cigarette smoke is an effective repellent.
see also: Funayurei, Umiosho, Umizato.
Sticker Art by @Samkalensky (yo, thats me!) - Part of my Night parade of 100 Demons - Yokai & Japanese folklore sticker collection, weather-resistant 4" sticker. Check my shop & follow @samkalensky for many more! - Last pic: The sailor Tokuso and the sea monster. Published in 1845.