The five weird ghosts. Between the five of them there's only one eye, which the ghosts share. They come upon sleeping people, lick them and sniff them, causing disease. But they can't sniff and lick you if you're a good person -- or an evil one. They only afflict those who are neither good nor evil. Artwork by Shigeru Mizuki.
Sleeping Death by Shigeru Mizuki - Toy by Butananohana
Ghost from a lamp, 1831 by Utagawa Kunisada ------ #japan #japanese
Noh "Kurama Tengu", Japan, 鞍馬天狗、能、河村 - 30: photo by Stéphane Barbery, via Flickr
In works like “Kitaro,” the iconic manga artist Shigeru Mizuki, who died last month, resurrected Japan’s folk creatures as pop culture for the masses.
Got the same translation for this wonderful illustration: "Mizuki's yokai monsters we drew with us, Kano Motonobu original is said to be 'one hundred Kai Winding figure.'" via http://tetsuwanco.exblog.jp