YOKtober 2020

Here is a helper list to guide you through the YOKtober journey.

Compiled by @bakakid_jpg
  • 1. Chochinobake – A paper lantern with a split for a mouth, a long tongue and one or two eyes. Sometimes shown with a full face, hands, torso or even wings.
  • 2. Yuki-Onna – Radiating beauty with long black hair they are ageless and as white as snow,  
  • 3. Jumen – A bald humanoid with ears like an elephant, bloodshot red eyes. Sporting a wide mouth and a goatee, sideburns and moustache.
  • 4. Hososhi – A human bodied priest carrying a spear and a sheild, wearing an animal skin with 4 eyes.
  • 5. Okka – a bright red bulbous creature with two clawed feet, a small tail and big eyes.
  • 6. Hitotsume Kozo – diminutive goblin with a long red tongue and one massive eye
  • 7. Karasutengu – Large bird of prey with human-like features. Wearing white or light robes like a mountain priest.
  • 8. Onikuma – A very old strong and massive demon bear, walking upright
  • 9. Rokurokubi – An ordinary looking woman by day, but at night while their body rests, their neck stretches like a snake, allowing their head to roam freely with its long tongue.
  • 10. Amemasu – A white spotted trout style fish.
  • 11. Sogenbi – floating head of an old monk engulfed in flame
  • 12. Ittan Momen – Nocturnal reanimation of long narrow sheets of cloth
  • 13. Kappa – a strong Scaley humanoid with a shell on its back, a beak for a mouth, and a bowl shaped dip in the top of its head filled with water. Fun fact, kappa have three anuses allowing them to fart way more than a human.
  • 14. Oni – Classic Japanese demon, with red or blue skin, untamed hair, two or more horns and sharp tusks. Wearing loincloths made of animal skins
  • 15. Ippondatara – a thick single leg with one large eye
  • 16. NuriKabe – often depicted as a plan wall with two legs and vague facial features
  • 17. Konakigigii – Can take the appearance of an old man or a baby, and once picked up by a passerby, turns into a heavy stone
  • 18. Daruma – a wall gazing priest whose arms and legs have atrophied and fallen off.
  • 19. Bakezori – Traditional straw sandals that are neglected by their owners.
  • 20. Nekomata – A split tailed cat, who is very old and large. Can walk on their hind legs and speak human languages
  • 21. Jorogumo – An entangling bride, or whore spider. Modelled after the golden orb spider with some womanly features
  • 22. Amabie – A glowing mermaid like yokai with human and fish features, long hair, scales body, a beak for a mouth and three legs. Keeping a picture of Amabie can protect you from disease
  • 23. Hyottoko – A comical face with the mouth puckered off to one side and differing eye sizes. Often paired with Okame in Japanese theatre.
  • 24. Okame – Classic Japanese theatre mask of a lovely woman, thought to represent an idealised beauty in olden days. Always smiling with full cheeks and happy eyes.
  • 25. Kodama – souls wandering outside their body to inhabit trees, more often heard then seen, but appearing as Orbs of light that appear deep in mountain forests. Sometimes they look like small oddly shapes humanoid figures.
  • 26. Namahage – Frightful mountain dwelling demons who look like oni, but with a mount full of sharp teeth and horns on their forehead. Seen wearing straw pants and coats, and carrying large bladed weapons
  • 27. Nurarihyon – A seemingly gentle old man with an elongated gourd shaped head, wise old wrinkled face and fancy monk robes.
  • 28. Tanuki – mischevious shapeshifting racoon dog with an infinitely stretchy and malleable scrotum
  • 29. Raijin – The god of thunder, fierce and muscular with gravity defying hair surrounded by taiko drums and sometimes playing them with hammers. Sometimes shown with only 3 fingers.
  • 30. Fujin – the god on wind, and the less intense brother of raijin, with wind swept hair, 4 fingered hands and a monstrous face. Dressed in leopard skin and holding a large bag of air used to travel on clouds and control the winds. Often seen during storms
  • 31. Kasa Obake – a harmless old broken umbrella with one eye and one leg who likes to spook people for fun with its long tongue