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Bakemono by GENZOMAN Bakemono by GENZOMAN
Hi guys!, here goes an old pic based on japanese shapeshifting/trickster creatures, the Bakemono. Hope you like it :) (my bad, I been watching a lot of Totoro the last days)

Graphire/bamboo/7 to 8 hours/Music:Inverse Rainbow - Akino Arai (lodoss tv ending)
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Let´s Wikiattack!

Obake (お化け) and bakemono (化け物) (sometimes obakemono) are a class of yokai, preternatural creatures in Japanese folklore. Literally, the terms mean a thing that changes, referring to a state of transformation or shapeshifting.

These words are often translated as ghost, but primarily they refer to living things or supernatural beings who have taken on a temporary transformation, and these bakemono are distinct from the spirits of the dead. However, as a secondary usage, the term obake can be a synonym for yūrei, the ghost of a deceased human being.

A bakemono's true form may be an animal such as a fox (kitsune), a raccoon dog (tanuki), a badger (mujina), a transforming cat (bakeneko), the spirit of a plant — such as a kodama, or an inanimate object which may possess a soul in Shinto and other animistic traditions. Obake derived from household objects are often called tsukumogami.

A bakemono usually either disguises itself as a human or appears in a strange or terrifying form such as a hitotsume-kozō, an ōnyūdō, or a noppera-bō. In common usage, any bizarre apparition can be referred to as a bakemono or an obake whether or not it is believed to have some other form, making the terms roughly synonymous with yokai.
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darvosis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I love this picture!!!
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Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Awesome, I've always been a fan of kitsunes, tanukis, and now bakemono and other manner of shapeshifting creatures! This amazing picture reflects the beauty of all of them and this would certainly make the Japanese proud! :)
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xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
IS THAT A TANUKI!:| (Blank Stare) Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] 
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Chiky911 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
nice
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llais Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Eres mítico :)
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yuminouu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
won der full !!! *0*
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Autumn-Gracy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student General Artist
For a second I didn't see the tanuki's legs as legs but as big hairy balls and the fact that Japanese mythology is so weird that that's actually a more accurate portrayal disconcerts me.
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Mynameisblupyro Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Pom-Poko aftershock. More balls than a homosexual adult-video collection.
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silverdragoncurly Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Love the cute little fox ears!:3
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Secretevolution Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
it's awesome
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