Ichijo Yokai Street – Meet the Japanese Monsters in Kyoto 👹

There is a unique shopping street called Yokai Street on the south side of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto. The Yokai Street is lined with shops about 400 meters east and west of Taishogun Hachi-jinja Shrine. Yokai refers to monsters whose motifs are supernatural phenomena beyond human knowledge, mysterious powers that cause them, and extraordinary phenomena. Once upon a time in Japan, when a paranormal phenomenon or a bizarre incident occurred, people feared it was Yokai’s work.   When you enter the street, you will be greeted by famous Yokai such as Kappa, Hitotsume-kozo and Rokurokubi. Yokai also disguises itself in various ways depending on the products of each shop, … Continue reading Ichijo Yokai Street – Meet the Japanese Monsters in Kyoto 👹