Saturday, October 8, 2011

Faceless Woman of Wai'alae - Island of Oahu - Honolulu, Hawaii

There is a legend in Hawaii of spirits of the dead or demons that are shape-shifters in that they can lure victims in close by taking on the form of a human.  This legend carries over mostly from Japan where fox or badger like demons transform themselves into humans that are faceless.  These demons are commonly known as noppera-bō or sometimes referred to as mujina due to their badger like alter form.  In the area of Kahala in Honoluhu one of these demons has shown it faceless form...    
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This painting by Edwin Ushiro depicts a noppera-bo or mujina