Bai Ze


Bai Ze

Region of origin: China

The bai ze, or hakutaku as it has become known in Japan, is a kind, wise creature who will seek out good-hearted people and warn them of impending danger or impart wisdom. According to legend Haungdi, Emperor of China, encountered a bai ze on an Imperial tour and the creature dictated to him information on all supernatural beings in the world, which the Emperor copied down into a book since lost to antiquity.

Originally posted on Tumblr on November 17, 2015

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