Definition of Yokai


Yōkai (妖怪) in Japanese folklore is the term that refers to demons, spirits and other monsters such as the evil Oni (鬼 = ogre) to the mischievous Kitsune (狐 = fox) and Yuki-onna (雪女 = snow woman). They may be sometimes part human, part animal. They usually have a sort of spiritual or supernatural power. If a Yōkai has the ability to change shape, it will be then called Obake (お化け).

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