Japanese mythology includes gods, goddesses, and spirits. Most of the stories deal with the creation of the world, the foundation of the islands of Japan, and the activities of deities, humans, animals, spirits, and magical creatures. Some myths describe characters and events associated with particular places in Japan. Others are set in the heavens or the underworld.

Japanese mythology includes gods, goddesses, and spirits. Most of the stories deal with the creation of the world, the foundation of the islands of Japan, and the activities of deities, humans, animals, spirits, and magical creatures. Some myths describe characters and events associated with particular places in Japan. Others are set in the heavens or the underworld.

Amaterasu [天照], Amaterasu-ōmikami or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe.  In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu, the goddess of th

Amaterasu [天照], Amaterasu-ōmikami or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu, the goddess of th

The Zheng. A beast from the mythologies of China that was reported to have lived amongst the creatures of this world. The Zheng was a leopard that had 1 long single horn protruding from its forehead. It was red and had 5 tails. The Zheng made the sound of striking stones.

The Zheng. A beast from the mythologies of China that was reported to have lived amongst the creatures of this world. The Zheng was a leopard that had 1 long single horn protruding from its forehead. It was red and had 5 tails. The Zheng made the sound of striking stones.

In japanese mythology Jorōgumo (絡新婦) is a 400 years old demonic spider that can change its appearance into that of a seductive female.

In japanese mythology Jorōgumo (絡新婦) is a 400 years old demonic spider that can change its appearance into that of a seductive female.

A Kitsune (Japanese Fox Spirit)

Folklore Tidbits-The Kitsune (Japanese Fox Spirit)

A kitsune pauses underneath a Japanese maple. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Overall Size: 8.5x11 inches Edition: Open  Finish: Matte  Border:

A kitsune pauses underneath a Japanese maple. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Overall Size: 8.5x11 inches Edition: Open Finish: Matte Border:

Toyotama-hime, better known as Otohime [乙姫], is the Japanese goddess of dragons and the sea. She is the daughter of the sea King Ryujin.

Toyotama-hime, better known as Otohime [乙姫], is the Japanese goddess of dragons and the sea. She is the daughter of the sea King Ryujin.

Bakemono Zukushi - Japanese monsters (4)

Bakemono Zukushi – Japanese monsters from the Edo period

The yuki-onna (雪女, snow woman) is a snow woman ghost that despite her inhuman beauty, her eyes can strike terror into mortals that get lost traveling in the snowy mountains. She floats across the snow, leaving no footprints. There have been many stories about Yuki-onna in both written and oral form....

Yuki-Onna

The yuki-onna (雪女, snow woman) is a snow woman ghost that despite her inhuman beauty, her eyes can strike terror into mortals that get lost traveling in the snowy mountains. She floats across the snow, leaving no footprints. There have been many stories about Yuki-onna in both written and oral form....

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