A-Yokai-A-Day: Hone-onna

It’s another scary woman today, but anyone who has seen Japanese horror movies knows that Japan makes the best scary women of all. Hone-onna, which means “bone woman,” is a kind of Japanese succubus. Her favorite modus operandi is to take the form of a beautiful woman and lure a man to bed with her. Then she reveals her skeletal form and sucks his soul away. Pretty freaky, huh?

Hone-onna

Hone-onna

6 thoughts on “A-Yokai-A-Day: Hone-onna

  1. i’m really liking the folk stories and your artwork. the scary female theme is interesting, my first exposure was the film “audition”, an incredible, shocking one, and it’s interesting to find there’s a long history and variety of these characters.

  2. Yes,this will sound foolish but,even with the knowledge of what this”beautiful woman”really is and what this entity truly intends to do to me. . . . . .I’d still tap it.Kinda like the female Spectre from”Ghost Story”.

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