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This one took a bit longer than I had hoped to complete. I fought for a long time with the color scheme. But in the end, I am happy with how it turned out. The warm color scheme was an improvement on the cooler green hues I started out with.
Sarugami is a pretty fascinating yokai. It’s another one that is connected to Koshin, so it joins the ranks of such fun yokai as the sanshi, shokera, and a few others. Also, its legends are extremely similar to the monster-slaying legends you usually hear about oni, omukade, yamata no orochi and other daija. Basically a big ol’ monster for heroes to slay.
And there’s a fun little false etymology story in there as well! Quite a lot to digest with this one! I hope you enjoy it!
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