Photo credit: Modern Hyakki yagyo ("Night Parade of One Hundred Demons") book by Sakyu. Kyoto, Japan, 2018. International Folk Art Foundation, Museum of International Folk Art [P.2019.14.14-16]
Orihon are accordion-style books, composed of a continuous folded sheet of paper enclosed between two covers, which were used for Buddhist texts, journaling, poetry, and even yokai illustrations. Yokai is a catchall Japanese word for ghosts, demons, monsters, shapeshifters, tricksters, and other kinds of supernatural beings and mysterious phenomena. Make your own accordion book and draw your favorite ghost, monster, or demon.