Every so often, the Shitanaga Uba will venture out for a nice dinner with the demonic Shunobon. But instead of going to Olive Garden, they’ll feast on humans – he, scaring them senseless; she, licking the flesh and blood off their bones with her impossibly long tongue. Art by @matthewmeyerart
If you’re hosting and notice food has started to mysteriously disappear, you may want to check to see if one of your guests is a Futakuchi Onna, a woman with a second mouth hidden in the back of her head. Another dead giveaway would be the tentacle-like movements of her hair.
Like most mysterious warriors, little is known of the Suika no Bakemono, the watermelon-headed samurai, outside of the fact that he hails from Osaka and is thus, in all likelihood, a Hanshin Tigers fan. Art by Yosa Buson
If you’re a young, single man walking down a dark street and happen upon a beautiful young woman with long hair who smiles at you – DO NOT SMILE BACK. You should run away because she is probably a Harionago who will tear you apart with the hooked barbs at the tips of her hair.
Have you noticed that the lanterns around your house keep going out no matter how many times you re-light them? You blame the wind but, more than likely, you are the victim of a Hikeshi Baba, a white-haired old woman who wanders around town at night, blowing out lanterns.
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