Kyōkotsu is a vengeful spirit who rises up out of wells to scare those who pass and curse those unfortunate to come into contact with it.
Each culture has their customs for a funeral. Here is how traditional China deals with someone's passing.
The Ikuchi (イクチ) is a massive sea monster who roams the open ocean and makes a nuisance of itself to sailors it runs across
Watermelons and pregnancy have a lot of bad luck surrounding them....here's how to avoid the negative energy!
Gozu and Mezu are the chief torturers for the Great King Enma and are the first encounter when entering Jigoku
Japanese superstitions say that many things can be done with just a pair of shoes like predicting the weather, bringing bad luck and bringing bad omens about. Check out what not to do with shoes, just to be safe!
Imagine someone calling you over, dropping their clothes and bending over to present you with a fantastic view of their naked butt. Congratulations! You've just met Shirime!
In the old days, whistling in Japan was a common form of communication between criminals and thugs. Whistling at night could bring you dire consequences!
I was lucky enough to talk with Matthew Meyer, author and illustrator of The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons and The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits
Buruburu is not only the Japanese onomatopoeia for 'to shiver in fear' but it is also the name of the very yokai that causes this shiver!
Dreaming of Pigs Have you ever had a dream of those cute little pink animals who love mug? Pigs are a symbol of wealth and luck in Korea so dreaming of these cute little animals is said to give you more money and luck in your future. Of course, how can you get yourself to... Continue Reading →