The Ashiarai Yashiki manifests as a giant filthy foot that crashes through the roofs of homes, demanding to be cleaned. Refuse and it will stomp through your house, destroying everything in its path – and possibly cursing you for good measure.
When an orb-weaver spider reaches its 400th birthday, it is rewarded with a massive growth spurt, shape-shifting abilities, and a hunger for human flesh, becoming a Jorogumo. It often takes the form of a beautiful woman in order to entice and trap unwary young men – its favorite snack!
The Boroboroton is a vengeful Japanese futon, its anger fueled by years of neglect and underuse. It seeks retribution against those who did it wrong, floating around the house at night, smothering and strangling unwary sleepers – when it isn’t out partying with other Boroboroton.
The raven-haired, alabaster-skinned Yuki onna stalk snowstorms in search of prey, flash-freezing their victims before devouring them (They’re especially fond of children’s livers!). Occasionally, however, they may fall in love with and even marry a human.
One tale tells of a man that married a mysterious women who always refused to take hot baths. One night, after much insistence from her husband, she relented. When her husband came in to check on her later, however, all he found were ice cubes floating in the tub.
The Nuppeppo are amorphous blobs with rudimentary limbs and vague faces that frequents graveyards and abandoned temples. Harmless but stinky, they smell like rotten meat and are surprisingly elusive. Their flesh purportedly bestows eternal youth on those who can stomach it.
The Konaki jiji takes the form of a baby or old man, lying in wait for unwary travelers and then crying out on their approach. Should you be foolish enough to try to help by picking it up, it will abruptly grow incredibly heavy and crush you under its weight. Sucker!
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) August 29, 2022
A rare no for me. Just give me a fried chicken sandwich!