Rokurokubi: The Rubber-Necked Woman

Today, I’m over at Part Time Monster, sharing the origin of Rokurokubi, a Japanese monster. This is the first in a monthly series of posts examining the female monsters of Japan, and I am honored to have been given the slot. I hope you’ll check it out and join in the discussion over there!

3 thoughts on “Rokurokubi: The Rubber-Necked Woman

    1. Thanks so much, Linda! Yes, it’s quite the same idea as an Indian man marrying a cow so that the cow can catch all the bad luck, before he marries his real bride.

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  1. Thanks, Alex. I loved learning more about the Rokurokubi. It fascinates me too, the way society punishes that which they create in the first place. There are so many colourful, intriguing monsters who are merely fulfilling a roll they were forced into; the saddest part is when those monsters have to hide their true identity and are punished regardless 😀


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