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Oni are creatures from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls. They are popular characters in Japanese art, literature and theatre.

Depictions of Oni vary widely but usually portray them as hideous, gigantic, creatures with sharp claws, wild hair, and two long horns growing from their heads. They are humanoid for the most part but occasionally, they are shown with unnatural features such as odd numbers of eyes or extra fingers and toes. Their skin may be any number of colors but red and blue are particularly common. They are often depicted wearing tiger-skin loincloths and carrying iron clubs, called kanabō. This image leads to the expression "Oni with an iron club" that is to be invincible or undefeatable. It can also be used in the sense of "strong beyond strong" or having one's natural quality enhanced or supplemented by the use of some tool.

The word "Oni" is sometimes speculated to be derived from on, the on'yomi reading of a character meaning to hide or conceal, as oni were originally invisible spirits or gods which caused disasters, disease, and other unpleasant things. These nebulous beings could also take on a variety of forms to deceive (and often devour) humans. Thus a Chinese character meaning "ghost" came to be used for these formless creatures.

The invisible Oni eventually became anthropomorphised and took on its modern ogre-like form, partly via syncretism with creatures imported by Buddhism such as the Indian rakshasa and yaksha, the hungry ghosts called gaki, and the devilish underlings of Enma-Ō who punish sinners in Jigoku (Hell).

An Oni is often depicted as glutinous, lustful and ill-tempered, though easily distracted by crude humor. The power of flight is usually attributed to it which it will use to fall upon the souls of evil people.


(Source - Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oni_(folklore))



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Anonymous Japan 3 Dec 31 2012, 8:06 PM EST by Anonymous
 
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These Are Real. Im Japanese and I Live in a Small Town. It dosnt have a Name. It in the Middle of a Forest. And this isnt Fake. I Promise you. I Was Out looking for Berrys so i could make my BlackBerry Pumkin Bread. It was, 2003. I Was Not Young; Nor Old. Theres a Small Cave. Its not Deep; Light shines in it. Thats where i made my Clubhouse. I Was In there and I Laid my basket down and Counted them. I Heard Footsteps. I thought it was An Elephant. Since we Do have Elephants in the Next Village over. It Sounded Close. So i thought "Did an Elephant Escape?" As i stood up and Walked out. I Looked Around; And Coming Out from behind the Cave; Was a Oni [鬼] It Wasnt Huge; Nor Small. It Saw Me, So I Ran Back into the Cave and Went to the Very back. It walked pass the Cave`s Entrence, But didnt come in. As i walked out; The Oni Wasnt there. So i Quickly Picked up the Basket and Ran back to my House. I Havnt told anyone, Until now.
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Anonymous if you're interested 1 Jul 30 2012, 8:13 PM EDT by Anonymous
 
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This reminds me of Legend of he Millennium Dragon. Good movie!
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moon_spirit Question :) 13 Oct 18 2011, 4:40 PM EDT by Scarbreed
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can an oni appear as a little girl who cries blood?
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