yōkai (妖怪, ghost, phantom, strange being) is a class of supernatural monsters, spirits and demons in Japanese folklore. The word yōkai is made up of the kanji for "bewitching; attractive; calamity" and "mystery; suspicious". They can also be called ayakashi (あやかし), mononoke (物の怪) or mamono (魔物).
drawing inspired by forest spirits kodamas from Princess Mononoke Studio Ghibli movie.
artist: Kawase Hasui, Japanese old woodblock canvas print mashup
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