Gazu Hyakki Yagyō

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Gazu Hyakki Yagyō (画図百鬼夜行?, "The Illustrated Night Parade of a Hundred Demons") is the first book of Japanese artist Toriyama Sekien's famous Gazu Hyakki Yagyō e-hon series, published 1776. These books are supernatural bestiaries, collections of ghosts, spirits, spooks and monsters, many of which Toriyama based on literature, folklore, other artwork. These works have had a profound influence on subsequent yōkai imagery in Japan. (Also see: Hyakki Yagyō). The various creatures are described, below, using images to illustrate many of them.

First Volume "Yin" - 陰[edit]

The first volume of Gazu Hyakki Yagyō, called "Yin," includes the following demonic creatures.

Second Volume "Yang" - 陽[edit]

The second volume of Gazu Hyakki Yagyō, called "Yang," includes the following creatures.

Third Volume "Wind" - 風[edit]

The third volume of Gazu Hyakki Yagyō, called "Wind," includes the following creatures.

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