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Gōjin Ishihara’s Artwork For The Weird Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters (1972)

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The weird artwork of Gōjin Ishihara for the Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters (1972) – a book aimed at children. All hellish creatures feature in Japanese legend.

 

Gōjin Ishihara

Kappa (river imp), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Gōjin Ishihara

Kubire-oni (strangler demon), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Rokurokubi (long-necked woman), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Rokurokubi (long-necked woman), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Onmoraki (bird demon), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Onmoraki (bird demon), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Nekomata (cat monster), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Nekomata (cat monster), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Tengu (bird-like demon), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Tengu (bird-like demon), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Enma Dai-Ō (King of Hell), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Enma Dai-Ō (King of Hell), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Kyūbi no kitsune (nine-tailed fox), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Kyūbi no kitsune (nine-tailed fox), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Baku (dream-eating chimera), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Baku (dream-eating chimera), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Yūrei (ghost), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Yūrei (ghost), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Yamasei (mountain sprite), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Yamasei (mountain sprite), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Rashōmon no oni (ogre of Rashōmon Gate), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Rashōmon no oni (ogre of Rashōmon Gate), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Waira (mountain-dwelling chimera), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Waira (mountain-dwelling chimera), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Nure-onna (snake woman), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

Nure-onna (snake woman), Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters, 1972

 

Via: Pink Tentacle