SET OF 5: Yokai Japanese netsuke straps ⛩ unique mascot charms
Kiyohime (清姫) (or just lady Kiyo) is a character in Japanese folklore story of Anchin and Kiyohime. In this story, she fell in love with a Buddhist monk named Anchin, but after her interest in the monk were rejected, full of rage she chased after him and transformed into a giant, fire-breathing serpent. Seeing the serpent, the priests of Dōjō-ji hid Anchin inside of the large, bronze temple bell. However, Kiyo hime found Anchin inside. Overcome with rage and despair, she wrapped herself around the bell and breathed fire until the bronze became white hot. With Anchin dead, the demon Kiyo hime threw herself into the river and drowned.
Tengu (天狗) (or heavenly dog) is a supernatural creature in Japanese folklore and type of god in Shinto religion. Pictured as a large bird with a human-like head and long claws. Tangu have the ability to fly, great physical strength, magical powers, and secret martial arts skills. In Japan Tengu are said to protect the forests and mountains they live in. In Chinese mythology Tengu (Tiangou) was like a comet or meteor, accompanied by the sound of thunder, and considered an omen of war.
Demon portrayed in the famous supernatural bestiary Gazu Hyakki Yagyō (画図百鬼夜行, "The Illustrated Night Parade of a Hundred Demons). They have a long history in Japanese folklore and art.
Mekurabe is a kind of yokai in Japanese folklore. Pictured as giant mounds of skulls and severed heads which stare at people. They begin as masses of individual skulls, which roll around and around. Eventually they clump together and form into a massive skull-shaped mound.
Mekurabe are only known for doing one thing: staring at people. If you win the staring contest, the skulls will vanish without a trace. If you lose the staring contest, what happens is not recorded.
Taimatsumaru - a creature from Japanese folklore resembling a fire bird.
Unique, collectable items - it would make a very special gift.
Material: resin (some subject is stainless steel, iron, bamboo, wood, etc.)
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Please note: Details and colors of the images might be slightly different from the actual product. As it is hand made, small imperfections are common in the work in this quality range.