Strange Japanese Yokai assembles an extraordinary collection of mysterious creatures in every possible shape and size, each with their own unique back story. Some are well-known, others obscure. The one thing they share in common is that they are creepy and weird! The 122 different Yokai described in this book include: Kappa: A dangerous creature who lives in lakes and rivers and attacks passers-by Nurarihyon: A mysterious Yokai with a huge head who steals food, tobacco and alcohol Yadokai: A mischievous former monk who wanders at night vandalizing and being a pest Ohaguru: Also called “Auntie Black,” this scary Yokai has black teeth and looks like a beautiful woman from afar until she smiles and reveals herself! And over 100 more! Yokai expert Kenji Murakami explains the history of each Yokai, where they commonly appear, and their strange powers. The book is illustrated with hundreds of full-color drawings showcasing the fascinating features of these strange creatures. Every monster here, no matter how disgusting, is part of the rich cultural legacy of Japan.