One of the cooler subspecies of Yōkai are the 付喪神 (つくもがみ) (Tsukumo-Gami=Mourning Attachment Deity). Rather than try and translate all of this, please head over to the Obakemono Project (OP) right now and read its description of these Century-old rejected household items. Here is Shigeru Mizuki's depiction of some of them and I shall showcase a few more of them over the next few days.
I really want to check out this festival:
My favourite would have to be 傘化け (Kasa-Bake = Ghost Umbrella)
They are typically portrayed with one eye, a long tongue protruding from an open mouth, and a single foot, generally wearing a geta.
He (it/she?) acted onscreen in Yôkai Hyaku Monogatari Great tongue action!
This movie was updated as 妖怪大戦争 and here are some images of Kara-Kasa) from the Yokai Daisenso or The Great Yokai War (which I shall continue to draw from).
One of these days, I have to track down Yokai Attack Japanese Monster Survival and scam a few more pics. It looks amazing!
Finally, if you have 20 minutes to kill and a ton of patience, you can learn how to make your own Origami Kasa-Bake!
I'd like to give a hearty holler out to Halloween Holler who has her own little blog-thing going on as part of the Countdown to Halloween and more importantly has joined my family of followers...Welcome to the fold! You can see several cool YouTubies there as well as some well-written reviews and other spooky stuff...