A-Yokai-A-Day: Nuppeppo

Today’s yokai is Nuppeppo, a bizarre little creature. He appears around midnight in deserted places — especially graveyards or temples. He appears as a chunk of dead, rotting flesh walking about on its own. For such a horrible, nauseating description, most of the images of him are borderline cute. I couldn’t stand for that — a chunk of walking, dead flesh needs to be grotesque — so I made it just a bit less cuddly, with varicose veins and little hairs and rotting teeth. It might still be soft enough to cuddle, but the smell should keep you at bay.

Nuppeppo

Nuppeppo

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