The Mythical Legends of Yokai
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Japan, much like you’d find in Greek mythology, has a rich belief in mythical creatures and ideologies. Yokai are one — being various demons and spirits, often based around something — like Aphrodite being the Goddess of Love.
It’s extremely interesting and there are so many different yokai stories you could end up reading about them for ages. Movies, anime, and TV shows are often based on yokai, or have yokai in them in some form or another.
“Yokai are demons/spirits and monsters that belong to the Japanese Folklore. They are also known under the name of ayakashi, mamono, or Mononoke. Some of the most known yokai in Japan are kappa (rive-child), tengu (heavenly dog), that are equally considered to be Shinto gods(kami), and Oni (appearance of an ogre).” (GrapeJapan)
This blurb is from the October 12th, 2020 issue of TokyoSpark titled "Camera Lens Drinking Glasses, Made-in-Japan Goods, and "Little Brooklyn" Ramen".