earthlynation:

(via 500px / Fairytale Fox by Roeselien Raimond)

earthlynation:

(via 500px / Fairytale Fox by Roeselien Raimond)

japanaway:

(via Myoan Shakuhachi: July 2010)

japanaway:

(via Myoan Shakuhachi: July 2010)

fer1972:

Today’s Classic: Three Versions of Perseus with the head of Medusa

1-2: By Benvenuto Cellini (1545)

3-4. By Frederick William Pomeroy (1898)

5-6- By Antonio Canova (1806)

ovopack:

東京都調布市 布多天神社

Fudaten Shrine - Chōfu, Tokyo

sitji:

baku. this little qt eats nightmares

sitji:

baku. this little qt eats nightmares

jigokuyeah:

Neko-mata
猫又、猫叉、猫股 (ねこまた)
Forked Cat
From the now defunct Website Obakemono Project:

In some places when an old cat becomes a bake-neko, its tail is said to split in two, then it is called a neko-mata or “forked cat”. Like most bake-neko, neko-mata are unusually large cats, reportedly a meter and a half long minus the bifurcated tail, and often walk about comfortably on their hind feet. They are said to dance and manipulate the dead like puppets, and are associated with strange fires and other unexplainable occurances. Sometimes the tails of kittens were cut off as a precaution, as it was thought that if its tail couldn’t fork, a cat could not become a bakemono.

For more info on Nekomata:
Nekomata: The split-tailed cat - Hyakumonogatari.com
Nekomata - yokai.com

jigokuyeah:

Neko-mata

猫又、猫叉、猫股 (ねこまた)

Forked Cat

From the now defunct Website Obakemono Project:
In some places when an old cat becomes a bake-neko, its tail is said to split in two, then it is called a neko-mata or “forked cat”. Like most bake-neko, neko-mata are unusually large cats, reportedly a meter and a half long minus the bifurcated tail, and often walk about comfortably on their hind feet. They are said to dance and manipulate the dead like puppets, and are associated with strange fires and other unexplainable occurances. Sometimes the tails of kittens were cut off as a precaution, as it was thought that if its tail couldn’t fork, a cat could not become a bakemono.

For more info on Nekomata:

Nekomata: The split-tailed cat - Hyakumonogatari.com

Nekomata - yokai.com

drxgonfly:

the pink hail of cherry blossom storms (by manyfires)

drxgonfly:

the pink hail of cherry blossom storms (by manyfires)

creatures-alive:

(via ArticFox by Trond Eriksen / 500px)

creatures-alive:

(via ArticFox by Trond Eriksen / 500px)

creatures-alive:

(via ArticFox by Trond Eriksen / 500px)

creatures-alive:

(via ArticFox by Trond Eriksen / 500px)