Fun Link Friday: Monsters from the Kaibutsu Ehon

We’ve already had a few posts on ghosts and monsters, particularly because late summer is the time for haunted houses (or trains), but maybe you’ve got more monsters on the mind from going to go see Pacific Rim. So here’s a quickie fun link for today: a compilation of monster images from then 1881 Kaibutsu ehon 怪物絵本, or “Monster Picture Book.” It’s got creature-like monsters, people-like monsters, flying flaming ghost heads, birds flying out of peoples’ mouths, you name it. And the writers at Retronaut added little captions to help you figure out what the heck you’re looking at. I’m a big fan of the pile of crumbling skull heads, myself! Check it out here at Retronaut!

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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