Yōkai: Supernatural Japanese Monster Art

On November 15, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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Yōkai are a group of supernatural Japanese monsters, kind of similar to our notion of ghosts. The kanji (or symbol) that describes the Yōkai is made up of two other symbols meaning “bewitching; attractive; calamity” and...

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Ningyo: Vintage Japanese Mermaids

On March 23, 2014 by Lazer Horse
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In Japanese folklore they have a creature called the ningyo. Its closest relative in European tradition is the mermaid. But these guys look quite a bit more frightening than Ariel: According to tradition these...

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