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  1. The Ghosts of Japan: Yūrei, Onryō, Funayūrei, and More

    Yūrei: The Haunting Spirits of Japan Yūrei are perhaps the most iconic and haunting spirits in Japanese folklore. These vengeful and sorrowful ghosts are deeply rooted in Japanese culture, mythology, and art, with a presence that resonates through centuries of storytelling.

  2. List of legendary creatures from Japan

    List of legendary creatures from Japan Part of a series on Japanese mythology and folklore Mythic texts Kojiki Nihon Shoki Fudoki Kujiki Kogo Shūi Konjaku Monogatarishū Nihon Ryōiki Divinities Amaterasu Ame-no-Uzume Inari Izanagi Izanami Kami Myōjin Seven Lucky Gods Susanoo Legendary creatures and urban legends Kitsune Oni Onryō Tengu Yōkai Yūrei

  3. 12 Types of Yokai (Ghosts from the Japanese Folklore and Legend)

    12 Types of Yokai (Ghosts from the Japanese Folklore and Legend) | POP JAPAN Ghosts, apparitions, monsters, gnomes, wraith, doppelgangers, demons, spirits and fiends - all cause a feeling of both dread and fascination. The paranormal is...

  4. 6 Kinds of Japanese Ghost

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  5. Yūrei

    Maruyama Ōkyo's The Ghost of Oyuki Tsukioka Yoshitoshi's "Yūrei" Yūrei, Bakemono no e scroll, Brigham Young University.. Yūrei are figures in Japanese folklore analogous to the Western concept of ghosts.The name consists of two kanji, 幽 (yū), meaning "faint" or "dim" and 霊 (rei), meaning "soul" or "spirit".Alternative names include Bōrei (亡霊), meaning ruined or departed spirit ...

  6. 7 Scariest Japanese Ghosts and Ghouls to Haunt Your Dreams

    Culture 7 Scariest Japanese Ghosts and Ghouls to Haunt Your Dreams We hope you don't find yourself alone with any of these yurei and yokai. By GaijinPot Blog Aug 18, 2021 6 min read Summer is really hot in Japan. To cool down, people used to tell really scary stories.

  7. All about Yurei: Japanese Ghosts & Undead (+ Examples)

    All about Yurei: Japanese Ghosts & Undead (+ Examples) Leave a Comment / Japanese Mythology, Spirits and Deities / 6 minutes of reading. Yūrei are the Japanese equivalents of "ghosts" from Western culture. The name is a combination of two different kanji: "yu" which means "faint" or "dim". "rei" translated as "soul" or ...

  8. Yūrei: Everything About Japanese Ghosts

    The Origin of Yūrei A female ghost. (commons.wikimedia.org) What Is Yūrei? Yūrei refers to spirits that have not gone through the afterlife transition due to the injustice they suffered in life or being subject to powerful emotions such as hatred, jealousy, and love. Some spirits could be earthbound too because of an unfulfilled commitment.

  9. Japanese monsters: demons, shapeshifters, and ghosts

    As every culture has its ghosts and ghouls, so too do the Japanese in the form of yōkai (妖怪). Made up of two kanji that represent "bewitching; calamity" and "apparition; mystery; suspicious," they also come by different names such as ayakashi or mononoke (sound familiar? A famous Ghibli movie, perhaps?).

  10. Category:Japanese ghosts

    Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ghosts of Japan. Subcategories This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total. B Japanese bathroom ghosts ‎ (5 P) R Reportedly haunted locations in Japan ‎ (4 P) Pages in category "Japanese ghosts" The following 33 pages are in this category, out of 33 total.

  11. 10 Horrifying Demons and Spirits from Japanese Folklore

    Oni (demons) and yūrei (ghosts) have played a role in Japanese culture for thousands of years, and stories of new spirits continue to be told today. Much of this list is comprised of hannya,...

  12. 80+ Japanese Names That Mean Ghost

    Here are 50 Japanese names that have meanings related to "ghost": 幽霊 (Yūrei) - Ghost 妖怪 (Yōkai) - Supernatural Being 亡霊 (Bōrei) - Spirit, Apparition 死霊 (Shiryō) - Spirit of the Dead 影 (Kage) - Shadow 化け物 (Bakemono) - Monster, Ghost 亡骸 (Nakigara) - Ghostly Remains 幻 (Maboroshi) - Illusion, Phantom 心霊 (Shinrei) - Spirit, Ghostly

  13. The Cunning Female Demons and Ghosts of Ancient Japan

    Oiwa. One of the most popular ghost stories in Japan, the Oiwa was a woman who became facially deformed after her husband poisoned her so he could marry a rich neighbor's granddaughter. After the ...

  14. Japanese First Names Meaning 'Ghost'

    Japanese First Names Meaning 'Ghost' Kanjis containing the meaning of "Ghost" are below. The following list contains these kanjis. 鬼 (17) 淡 (15) 霊 (12) 幻 (11) 魂 (4) Sort by: Most Kanji Variations A-Z Random Most Viewed Name Search 59 First Names Tomoki 164 views 寅鬼 寅 means "tiger." 鬼 means "demon, ogre, evil spirit." 123 more vars Ryuuki (Ryuki)

  15. The 20 Most Popular & Scariest Yokai: Japan's Legendary Demons

    Ghosts and monsters are featured in some of the most popular urban legends around the world. Cultures from all corners of the globe all have their own versions of horror stories, some of which have been passed down from generations before. In Japan, the legends are that of the yokai.

  16. Essential Guide to Japanese Monsters

    Japanese legend and folklore is full of a wide variety of ghosts, demons, and monsters—ranging from innocent and mischievous to menacing and potentially deadly. With all of these creatures popping up in myths, manga, anime, and more, it can get a bit confusing. So we've decided to compile a guide to Japanese demons. Japan has special terms for these different kinds of supernatural beings ...

  17. 10 Bizarre Ghosts and Demons from Japanese Folklore

    6. Yuki-onna. Yokai.Wikia. Yuki-onna (snow woman) is a strikingly beautiful woman with snowy white skin, long black hair and dressed in a pure white kimono. She is not a well-known yokai in most of Japan, but she is often mentioned in higher elevations where there is a good deal of snow fall.

  18. How to Say "Ghost" in Japanese: Plus Spooky Japanese Ghost Stories

    Updated: Oct 26, 2022 How to Say "Ghost" in Japanese: Plus Spooky Japanese Ghost Stories "Ghost" in Japanese is 幽霊, yuurei. Well, that's one of the many words for it anyway! Japan has a love for all things spooky, creepy, haunting, and ghost-like. So, it only makes sense that there's going to be more than one word for "ghost" in Japanese!

  19. 114 Japanese Names With Dark Meanings

    There are many Japanese names that have darker like meanings. Here are a few of the most popular and well known ones. Some Japanese names with dark meanings include: Kuro (黒): meaning "black" Yami (闇): meaning "darkness" or "shadow" Kurai (暗い): meaning "dark" or "gloomy" Akuma (悪魔): meaning "devil" or "demon" Jigoku (地獄): meaning "hell"

  20. Japan's Female Mythological Creatures & Demons

    There are hundreds of demons and ghosts in Japanese mythology, or yokai (mythical spirits), yurei (shades of the deceased), and obake (transformed beings). These creatures have been around for centuries but only became popular during the Edo period.

  21. 35+ Japanese Demon Names That Will Terrify You

    1. Akuma (Japanese origin) is the japanese version to the western demon and also a reference to Mara believe to be a demonic king in buddhism. 2. Kami (Japanese origin) is a Japanese demon hidden in the human realm. 3. Oni (Japanese origin) is one of the Japanese demon names. Oni are prevalent characters in Japanese art, literature, and theater.

  22. Names That Mean Ghost, Spirit, Soul, or Phantom

    Dusan - Czech name derived from the Slavic element dusha meaning 'soul, spirit.'. Dusek - Pet form of Czech Dusan, meaning 'soul, spirit.'. Eideann - It means 'one who has little fire inside their soul.'. Hansroop - The name's meaning is 'one who has a great soul.'. Judge - Meaning the 'one with the passionate soul

  23. Japanese Last Names Meaning 'ghost'

    Explore 67 Japanese last names meaning 'ghost'. Filter by starting letter, a keyword, and by meaning! Below are navigation links that will take you to the main text and navigation menus.