THOSE WHO HAUNT THE EARTH: JORŌGUMOThe Jorōgumo is creature from Japanese folklore, depicted as a spider that can change its appearance into that of a beautiful woman. In this form, the Jorōgumo would entice men into a quiet location and begin to play a biwa, a type of Japanese lute. While he is distracted by the sound of the instrument, she binds her victim in silk threads and devours the unsuspecting individual. A Jorōgumo is also known as the mistress of the Jōren Falls in Izu, Shizuoka. In the legend, a man was resting at the foot of the waterfall when his feet were bound with a vast number of spider threads. To free himself, he cut the threads and tied them to a tree stump, which was pulled from the ground and drawn into the water. After this incident, the villagers became afraid and avoided the area. One day, a woodsman from out of town, unaware of the Jorōgumo, began cutting wood near the falls. After he dropped his axe into the water, a beautiful woman appeared between the rocks and returned it to him. The man falls in love with her and begins visiting the falls every day to see her, only to grow weaker after each visit. Although the woodsman eventually discovers the woman was the Jorōgumo, he cannot forget his love for her. While running back to the waterfall, he is caught by silk threads and finally falls into the water, never to surface again.
Welcome to monster monday each week ill try to intro a monster from the upcoming series monster circus. So let show begin ….. Tenshu is another part of fun the filled world of monster circus. Tenshu is a tengu demon who, sword act would revival the works of the best knife and sword acts in human world. His favorite blade is of the murimasa lineage and has certain unique abilities. Tenshu was a loner until he found a home amongst the monster circus. … #ashonimation #art#artsketck#instart #instapic#monstercircus#monsters#tengu# murimasa#demonblade#toonage#cartoon#animatedstyle #toontown #anime #animated #cartoon#japan #japanart #tokyoart animeart#
An old, 30 minute sketch: Karasu
Beware of the river kappas. #kappa #japan #niigata / forgotten pic. (presso 新潟市中央区)
Jisuk’s amazing tengu character, Shichi, from his novel “Karasu”. His art is amazing and really inspiring, so please take a look at his gallery!