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Matthew Meyer (osarusan)
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I'm back from vacation, so it's time to post a yokai. Here is karura, the giant, fire-breathing bird god!

Read more yokai.com/karura and consider supporting my yokai project at www.patreon.com/osarusan
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While you're enjoying the beautiful summer sky, take a gander south and see if you can spot Suzaku, the vermilion bird and guardian of the southern sky!

More here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/6091157
http://yokai.com/suzaku/
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Last week was the moon rabbit, this week is the sun crow!

http://yokai.com/yatagarasu/
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Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Today's yokai has nothing to do with the holiday, but here is a giant fish yokai all the same!
http://yokai.com/amemasu/
Thanks to my Patreon backers for all of their support!
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It's Saturday the 14th! Oooooh, spooky! That calls for a new yokai: atuikakura!
http://yokai.com/atuikakura/
https://www.patreon.com/posts/atuikakura-5460953
Official Post from Matthew Meyer: Greetings yokai fans!My printer was finally fixed, so your prints all went out this morning. Sorry for the delay, but I am relieved to have that fixed. There's nothing scarier than having an expensive piece of machinery break down. In any case...Today I present to you Atuikakura, the dreaded sea cuc
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It's yokai time! Today I introduce the namekujira, or slugwhale. Enjoy! https://www.patreon.com/posts/namekujira-5217799
Official Post from Matthew Meyer: Greeting yokai fans!I have really fallen in love with this yokai over the research and painting it, just because it is so ridiculous. I think at some point I will have to revisit the Kujirazashi shinagawa baori and do some more of the yokai whales in that book.It was a bit hard to figure out the sec
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Finally the cooler nights of summer are here! Could this be the influence of Genbu, the Black Tortoise of the North?

http://yokai.com/genbu/
https://www.patreon.com/posts/genbu-6463044
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When you're done looking up at fireworks, keep an eye out for Seiryū, today's #yokai! https://www.patreon.com/posts/6026503
Official Post from Matthew Meyer: Greetings yokai fans, and happy 4th of July! Tonight's yokai has nothing to do with fireworks, but if the sky is clear maybe you can see him in the night sky! Then again, since he is associated with the spring, it may be too late to get a good look?青竜せいりゅうTRANSLATION: azure dragonALTERNATE NAMES: sh
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Have you heard about the rabbit in the moon? Read about it at yokai.com! Another request by my Patreon backers. :)
http://yokai.com/gyokuto/
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New yokai today! Uwabami, a giant snake. Read more: http://yokai.com/uwabami/
And don't forget to support my work on Patreon.
https://www.patreon.com/posts/5514160
$1 per month helps create more yokai illustrations and translations just like this one.
Official Post from Matthew Meyer: Greetings yokai fans!Tonight, I bring you the Uwabami! I hope you enjoy it. Most yokai don't even have any legends, just funny descriptions about what they do. This is one of the rare chances when there are actually lots of real legends to share, so narrowing it down to one was hard. But I think the
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Today's yokai comes from Ainu mythology: akkorokamui.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/5397916
http://yokai.com/akkorokamui/
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Today's newest yokai: tomokazuki. Support my yokai translations and illustrations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/5189543
Official Post from Matthew Meyer: Greetings yokai fans!Finally I am happy to bring you the tomokazuki! This one took a bit longer that I had hoped, partially due to me being busy with the Cherry Blossom Festival, and partially because I struggled with the poses for a while. (It's hard to get underwater poses!) But here it is, your d
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マットマイヤー, マシューマイヤー
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author and illustrator of The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons
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I am an illustrator living part-time in New Jersey, part-time in Japan. I paint weird paintings of chickens, ukiyoe, and yokai.
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level 20 Dungeon Master, made of star stuff, white and nerdy, yokai expert
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  • Ringling College of Art and Design
    Illustration, 2001 - 2005
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