Revision 4 for 妖怪

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Created 4/7/2019 4:23:58 AM
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Id 4652
Original language Non-English
Primary names Non-English: 妖怪
Romanized: youkai
English: youkai
  • Non-English: 妖怪
  • Romanized: youkai
Description From [Wikipedia]( > Yōkai are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons in Japanese folklore. [...] Yōkai range diversely from the malevolent to the mischievous, or occasionally bring good fortune to those who encounter them. Yōkai often possess animal features (such as the kappa, which looks similar to a turtle, or the tengu which has wings), yet others appear mostly human. Some yōkai look like inanimate objects (such as tsukumogami), while others have no discernible shape. Yōkai usually have spiritual or supernatural abilities, with shapeshifting being the most common. [...] Japanese folklorists and historians explain yōkai as personifications of "supernatural or unaccountable phenomena to their informants".
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  • ghost [6640]
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Parent monster [6641]

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