Cheval Mallet

Cheval Mallet

The cheval mallet (from France) is a horse that will whisk you away and make you disappear forever! Hmm, depending if you have lots of chores still to do, that could be a good or bad thing. The Cheval Mallet (or Malet, meaning Mallet Horse) describes a fabulous and...
Jorogumo

Jorogumo

How would you like to have fire-breathing spiders at your beck and call?! The Jorōgumo has that and more: Jorōgumo (JapaneseKanji: 絡新婦, Hiragana: じょろうぐも) is a type of Yōkai, a creature, ghost or goblin of Japanese folklore. It can shapeshift into a beautiful woman, so...
Jubokko

Jubokko

Are you a tree hugger? You might want to rethink it with the Jubokko. The Jubokko (Japanese: 樹木子, “tree child”) is a yōkaitree in Japanese folklore that appears in many books related to Japanese yōkai, including Shigeru Mizuki’s works. According to...
Hone-onna

Hone-onna

This is not the type of girl that you would really want to bring home to meet the parents. Best not to date her at all! Hone-onna (骨女, literally: bone woman) is a being from Japaneselegends. In some versions, it is thought to be a female yōkai who kills men by...
Heikegani

Heikegani

The Heikegani are a formidable force and should not be trifled with… unless you have a little melted butter. Heikegani (平家蟹, ヘイケガニ, Heikeopsis japonica) is a species of crab native to Japan, with a shell that bears a pattern resembling a human face which many...