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A close Illustration of a Tenome

Tenome (手の目, eyes of hand, or rather eyes on hand) is a Japanese mythical creature illustrated in the first book of Toriyama Sekien's series, Gazu Hyakki Yakō (画図百鬼夜行, "The Illustrated Night Parade of A Hundred Demons") as a man-like creature with its eyes not in its face, but in the palm of its hands.

Illustration of the Tenome in Gazu Hyakki Yakō
An illustration dramatizing a witness's recorded testimony of an encounter with the Tenome


The origin of Tenome is that of a man-like creature with eyes in his hands rather than his skull. [画図 There is little more expository writing about the creature.

I went to the riverside graveyard budge Article 7 A man attacked 80-year-old monster, the monster was featured in the palm. He escaped into a nearby temple, where shelter had long held in the temple priest asked, the ghost follows him, like sucking noisily on the part of long-lasting dog bone, eventually disappeared. The priest opened the durable, the man had been taken away to skin is the body of the bone [2].

Tempo is a scroll-year monster paperback collection Matsui [Kumamoto Prefecture KYOTO, by comparison, was at hand motif "hand shaven look," which has a monster picture, which "give oneself away." shall be painted with the word play. Scene of the eye with a hand up, which means that intrigue and reveal cheating "on the second hand" through the head is shaved, "bald" means victory or defeat "to be shaved," the phrase that is leading to. After the [scandalous 画図 "in the eyes of hand" but is drawn to the fields of pampas grass behind the moon and the moon on gambling, "shaved" Miscanthus sinensis "枯Re尾花 identity of the ghost watch" at Frank's a [3].

The following is a first person account according to a traditional story handed down in the Iwate Prefecture. "I had walked the field that night a traveler when a blind man came closer. He was blind in that he had no eyes in his head, but one in each palm. He held his hands forward, looking at me. Surprise I escaped and ran to an inn. The innkeeper explained the man 'some time ago in Echigo a blind man was killed by a bandit. Before death he saw a glimpse of the bandit's face. He came back as a monster with a strong grudge against his hands which failed to defend him, now with eyes capable of sight in the palms of his hands, yet none in his head as he was blind in life" [4].

A similar monster at hand, books by their husbands or physical Yamadano Yamamuro Shizuka Devil Monster The World of the Spirits, by comparison has also stated that the first monster darkness. This is the first in both the kneecap, but think nothing of walking in the dark during the day and some things you can hit [5].

In popular culture[edit]

  • Pan's labyrinth (El laberinto del Fauno, "Faun's Labyrinth"): In the Spanish movie directed by Guillermo del Toro, the main character (Ofelia) is given a second task which consists in retrieving an ornate dagger from the dungeon of a character known as "the Pale man", which resembles the Tenome.
  • Release from Agony: On the album cover for Release From Agony by Destruction depicts a Tenome hooked up to an IV.