Sunday, August 24, 2008


The Samebito (translated as "shark man") is a mild-mannered creature that was banished from his home at sea. He happened upon a man that allowed the Samebito to reside in his garden. The man was relatively poor and was seeking a woman's hand in marriage, but could not afford to pay the dowry for the ceremony. He grew relatively sick, and the Samebito, concerned for his master's health, began to weep for him. His tears became precious stones with which the man was able to use to win the woman of his affection.


Gashadokuro are giant, vengeful skeletons that are comprised of the bones of people that have died of starvation. They prey primarily on humans, often biting off their heads, and a warning of their approach is a ringing sound that it emanates.