Welcome to Yokai.com, an illustrated database of Japanese yokai.
Within these pages you’ll find an ever-growing collection of yokai and yokai legends from all parts of Japan and all periods of Japanese history. Some of them have never appeared in English before, while others will be intimately familiar to fans of Japanese folklore. They have been collected from books, from the internet, and by word of mouth from yokai lovers who remember the tales from their childhoods. The illustrations accompanying each yokai are based on written descriptions or on Edo-period illustrations painted on scrolls hundreds of years ago.
The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits
The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits has been released! It is now available from Amazon.com in paperback and kindle formats. Signed copies are also available at matthewmeyer.net. Follow @matthewmeyerart on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates on the book.
The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits began as a Kickstarter project in 2013, supported by over 400 backers. It contains over 125 full-color illustrated entries in 286 pages detailing the monsters of Japanese folklore and the myths and magic surrounding them. Chapters on the underworld and onmyōdō detail the superstitions of classical Japan and feudal Japan.