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Hyakki Yakō 百鬼夜行

Night of a Hundred Monsters

Name:
Japanese Grotesqueries
Membership:
Open
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
For enthusiasts of the bizarre multitude of strange and imaginative monsters that inhabit the folklore of Japan (and the rest of Asia.)

Please note that this community was founded by a cranky old badger who does not get you kids and your anime and your video games. Thus this is NOT a fan-group for mythologically-inspired pop culture, and there are plenty of other communities for that sort of thing if it's your cup of tea.

However, there are some pop-culture-related things that are okay to post. These include:
• Cool pictures of monsters from relatively-obscure J-horror movies, comics, animation etc. You can never have enough cool pictures.
• Reccomendations of things with yōkai in them that not everybody already knows about.
• Mentions of things from popular culture in passing when your post is otherwise directly related to folklore, mythology, or classical art.

THINGS YOU DO NOT POST:
• "POKEYMANS/NARUTER/INNERYASHA/BISHISAIYUKI/MY FAVORITE YAOI FUEL ON CARTOON NETWORK/ETC IS SO COOL, IT HAS YOUKAI IN IT." Yes, we already know. Go away.
• "ON THE ASTRAL PLANE/IN A PAST LIFE I AM/WAS MARRIED TO A YUYU HAKUSHO CHARACTER AND I CAN TEACH YOU MANY THINGS ABOUT YOUKAI." HAHAHAHA do I even have to say no? Or maybe I should say yes just for the laughs...

Other rules:
• If you post something stupid and somebody calls you on it, and you delete their comment, do expect to get banned.
Do not ever acknowledge the existence of "Tactics" or anything which tries to pass of angel-winged pretty boys as tengu or I will fly into an irrational rage and ban everyone. Well, probably not. But do you want to take that chance?



Essential Reading:
Starter site on Japanese Ghosts and Demons
Encyclopedic Resource on Japanese Traditional Mythology
Very informative site on the ever-popular Asian fox spirits
Thoroughly-referenced wikipedia article on tengu that I busted my ass writing.

--Your Obnoxious Bird Monster Host, tengoo
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