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U for Umibozu by tohdaryl U for Umibozu by tohdaryl
Umibōzu (海坊主, “sea bonze”) is a spirit in Japanese folklore. The Umibōzu is said to live in the ocean and capsize the ship of anyone who dares speak to it. This spirit’s name, which combines the character for “sea” with the character of “Buddhist monk,” is possibly related to the fact that the Umibōzu is said to have a large, round head, resembling the shaven heads of Buddhist monks. Alternatively they are enormous Yōkai (spectres) that appear to shipwreck victims and fishermen. They are believed to be drowned priests, and exhibit the shaven head and typically appears to be praying. It is usually reported as having a grey, cloud-like torso and serpentine limbs.
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Umibozu scare me. Seriously. Nice pic, by the way, it really cool!
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ChojinRyu750 Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow
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GeneralisimoJenny Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the Umibozu! They're one of my favorite Yokai. :)
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ElohiAdanvdo Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So I'm guessing I that's what those water globs were in Ponyo when the father sent his minions after the boy.
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The old Japanese paintings of those things are creepy!
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CalamityB31 Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is spectacular, it reminds me of Miyazaki's "Ponyo" film in a sense ^,^/)
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NoSignalBlueScreen Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool
I love Japanese folklore tales :)
Weird, creepy, and mysterious all in one.
Excellent job!
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HerHarpyHeart Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I want one! :D
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wow...nice :D
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