The Mannen-dake ("10,000-year bamboo") is a bamboo-like monster that feeds on the souls of lost travelers camping in the woods. From Shigeru Mizuki's "Yōkai Daizukai", 2004

Anatomical Diagrams Of Japanese Monsters

The Mannen-dake bamboo") is a bamboo-like monster that feeds on the souls of lost travelers camping in the woods. From Shigeru Mizuki's "Yōkai Daizukai", 2004

Baku: The Legend of the Dream Eater: The baku, otherwise known as the ‘dream eater’, is a mythological being or spirit in Chinese and Japanese folklore which is said to devour nightmares. The baku cannot be summoned without caution, however, as ancient legends say that if the baku is not satisfied after consuming the nightmare, he may also devour one’s hopes and dreams.

Baku (獏 or 貘) - The Dream Eater. Supernatural beings that devour dreams and nightmares. Has a long history in Japanese folklore and art.

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