Thursday, January 19, 2006

Bakemono A Go Go

I'm often spouting off about Shigeru Mizuki and Yokai on this blog, so I was very happy to discover this new site called Obakemono that promises to catalogue the multitude of Oni, Yokai, and other Bakemono from Japanese folklore... with lovely illustrations, too. The haunted utensils pictured above are called Tsukumogami, and are my favourites. The site also has a Mizuki tribute page... unsurprising in that the same guy ('Tengoo') maintains the previously blogged Mizuki Fan Club. For more background on Yokai and the like, check out Mangajin.