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Zheng - A beast from the mythologies of China & Japan. The Zheng was a leopard that had 1 long single horn protruding from its forehead and had 5 tails. The Zheng made the sound of striking stones. It lived in the mountains.


"We are not at all rare." the one named Natsuki smiled. "Actually, we are quite the opposite. Your former masters just don't look hard enough anymore."

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Kirin are considered the highest beings of the furry animals in Chinese myths. Kirin often appear before good changes happen. They are often described as Eastern unicorns. Despite their fierce appearance, Kirin are known to be gentle creatures that never step on living things.


Japanese mythical creature is the nuppeppo, which appear to be an animated lump of human flesh and fats with a horrible body odor. This blob seems to have a face and some semblance of fingers and toes. Nuppeppo are considered harmless and are thought to roam around empty streets at night, or in abandoned temples or cemeteries. You may remember one in Hayao Miyazaki’s breakthrough film Spirited Away. Darn it, they look almost cute and pathetic, lulling us into a false sense of security


If you hear a Nue's call, misfortune will befall you... Written in Kanji (Chinese characters) as 'night bird', it is often not described beyond its strange voice. The depictions that exist describe it as having the head of a monkey, the body of a tiger and the tail of a snake. The appearance of this creature probably didn't exist to begin with.


baku: Chinese and Japanese Folklore Morphology: A furry creature with elephantine tusks and trunk. The fur is often striped like a tiger or zebra. Many believe early sightings of tapirs inspired this creature.


Mujina- Japanese folklore: magical badgers that live in the mountains. They can shapeshift into human form, but can also take the appearance of a noppera-bo; a faceless human. They are very shy and tend to avoid humans as much as possible.