Koitsu Tsuchiya, Torii in the Snow, Miyajima Shrine, c.1948 (source).
Yamaguchi Tomochika I, Netsuke with wolf and skull, 1873 (source).
“Umi-bōzu are giant black bulbous beings that live in the sea. Sometimes they have glowing eyes and a beak, and other times they have no facial features at all. To survive an umi-bōzu encounter at sea, one should remain quiet and look in the opposite direction. Speaking or looking at the creature may send it into a rage — and that usually ends in tragedy.”
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Why do Japanese police badges and awards look so awesome?
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