Waniguchi

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Waniguchi

Region of origin: Japan

One subset of yokai is the concept that when inanimate objects reach a certain age, they will magically be imbued with life and become creatures known as tsukumogami. One such tsukumogami is the waniguchi, a type of gong hung at shrines, who will grow a reptilian body to compliment it’s crocodile’s-mouth-shaped opening.

Originally posted on Tumblr on October 30, 2015

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