Open Thread #12

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Via Pink Tentacle, let me introduce the “fearsome horned toad said to inhabit the sea near Busan, Korea” above, just one of the monsters depicted in:

…the Kaikidan Ekotoba, a mysterious handscroll that profiles 33 legendary monsters and human oddities, mostly from the Kyushu region of Japan (with several from overseas). The cartoonish document, whose author is unknown, is believed to date from the mid-19th century. It is now in the possession of the Fukuoka City Museum.

Via Pink Tentacle, let me introduce the “fearsome horned toad said to inhabit the sea near Busan, Korea” above, just one of the monsters depicted in:

…the Kaikidan Ekotoba, a mysterious handscroll that profiles 33 legendary monsters and human oddities, mostly from the Kyushu region of Japan (with several from overseas). The cartoonish document, whose author is unknown, is believed to date from the mid-19th century. It is now in the possession of the Fukuoka City Museum.

This being a Japanese handscroll and all, don’t miss that of the man with the 1 meter-wide scrotum also…

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