Who is Yuki-Onna? The Snow Woman?

Yuki Onna - Japanese Mythology Snow Woman

We recently wrote about the “Slit-Mouthed Woman” in Japanese folklore, Kuchisake-onna, and today we’re discussing a similar spirit entity known as Yuki-onna. She is one of the most widely known yōkai throughout Japan and is a key feature in many folk tales across the country.  But who exactly is Yuki-onna? What did she look like? … Read more

Who is Kuchisake-Onna? The Slit-Mouthed Woman in Japanese Folklore

Kuchisake-onna - slit mouthed woman

There are some seriously creepy creatures in Japanese folklore, such as Jorōgumo and Tsuchigumo, but the one creature that seems to scare deeper than the rest is kuchisake-onna.  If you haven’t come across this dread-inducing entity before, then you may wish you had never seeked her out, Kuchisake-Onna is renowned within Japanese folklore for haunting … Read more