A bodyless voice that scares in abandoned Japanese homes and temples. Passers-by outside hear nothing, but the intruder's hearing is hit by a shrill scream.
Even though it is only an acoustic being, illustrators, such as Sawaki Suushi, have given him the appearance (and hence the body) for his purpose, so I can open this page of the Bestiary with an accompanying illustration from Suushi's Hyakkai-Zukan.
Illustration by Sawaki Sūshi (佐脇嵩之, Japanase, *1707, †1772)
(scanned from ISBN 978-4-336-04187-6.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
"Things just happen. What the hell."
* Terry Pratchett. Hogfather
Welcome to my world. For the longest time I couldn’t think of right name for this place, so I left it without one. Amongst things you can find here are attempts of science fiction and fantasy stories, my collection of gods, bogeymen and monsters and also articles about things that had me interested, be it for a while or for years. (There is more of this, sadly not in English but in Czech, on www.fext.cz)