Every country has its own mythology. Sometimes, that mythology is based around a specific theme or the inability to explain certain things in nature. Sometimes it relates directly to a country’s religion or other spiritual beliefs. Mystical creatures often played a huge role in these mythologies too, especially in Japan, where their mythology had a lot to do with all the things I listed above, including insanity. These are ten Japanese monsters that are so ridiculous that they often seem sarcastic.
Jeffrey Thomas has done a set of famous movie monsters as pretty gal flappers, and they are super cute and well executed. All of the most popular and lasting monsters are here; a vampire, Frankenstein’s Monster, a ghost, a creature of the Black Lagoon, a mummy, and a werewolf.
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From Pink Tentacle: “The Bakemono Zukushi handscroll, painted in the Edo period (18th-19th century) by an unknown artist, depicts 24 traditional monsters that once used to spook the people of Japan.” More information on these proto-Pokemon here.