Cristy Burne

Author, editor, science writer

My top five demons: Japanese yokai I adore

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Japanese mythical creatures

Discover more Japanese monsters here…

What are your top five mythical creatures? I outline my Big 5 for superb Kiwi book blog, My Best Friends Are Books. Here’s a taster, but you’ll need to click through to find out…What are my Top Five???

Demons. I love them. I also love monsters, mythical creatures, spooky feelings and freaky things that go bump in the night. Woah. I get shivers just thinking about them.

My Takeshita Demons books are overflowing with spooky monsters and demons from Japanese folklore, called yōkai. Anyone who’s heard of Pokemon, played with Yu-Gi-Oh, read manga or even bought a lotto ticket has probably encountered a yōkai. (Remember that lucky cat with the beckoning paw?)

There are hundreds of yōkai and they’ve been popular in Japan for hundreds of years. Some are hugely famous, like the nine-tailed fox or the shape-shifting tanuki, but others are obscure and strange. My books feature lots of different demons, but here are my top five from the series so far…

Read more at My Best Friends Are Books

Author: cristyburne


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