Friday, October 27, 2017

Photos of Monsters Straight Out Of Japanese Folklore

Biccharu: Ogawaji, Uozu, Toyama Prefecture © 2016 Charles Fréger

In Japanese folklore, yōkai are usually malevolent supernatural beings. French photographer Charles Fréger traveled to remote Japanese villages to document the kinds of yōkai portrayed in local rituals and festivals.

Saotome: Ayashi, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture © 2016 Charles Fréger
Kasedori: Kaminoyama, Yamagata Prefecture © 2016 Charles Fréger


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