Monday, July 26, 2010

Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

- Kubire-oni (strangler demon)

- Onmoraki (bird demon)

Baku (dream-eating chimera)

- Nekomata (cat monster)

- Waira (mountain-dwelling chimera)

- Nure-onna (snake woman)

- Jorōgumo (lit. “whore spider”)

- Gorgon (Illustrated Book of World Monsters, 1973)

Artworks and information on them found thanks to this recent article at Pink Tentacle. Check it out to see additional illustrations.

Japanese monster illustrations originally posted here.


Trick or Treat Pete said...

Wow!! This artwork is incredible! I think the one of the Kubire-on is my favorite as the look on it's face is one of absolute madness!
Dreaded Dreams
Petunia Scareum

Missesgrim said...

Great Artwork,
Thanks for showing!