Y Ō K A I by Heitor Kimura
Yōkai or literally “mysterious appearance” is the name given to any type of creature from Japanese folklore: demons, monsters, spirits, objects with life, magical animals, etc.. There are so many stories of different yōkai in japanese culture that it is almost impossible to measure its quantity.
Most of these stories remains unknown, even by the japanese people, and little by little these creatures are being erased and forgotten by the modern world.
This project intend to represent through the illustration, a small portion of these folkloric beings, carrying in each illustration the wish to revitalize this important part of Japanese culture, presenting it to the unaware and dishowing a new look for those who already know it.