fromthefloatingworld:

Mokumokuren (目目連) are spirits that appears as eyeballs on torn shoji screens in old buildings. If looked upon for too long, they can cause a person to go blind.

fromthefloatingworld:

Mokumokuren (目目連) are spirits that appears as eyeballs on torn shoji screens in old buildings. If looked upon for too long, they can cause a person to go blind.

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    I’m writing about Mokumokuren in my dissertation~ it appears as though Toriyama Sekien (the illustrator) invented them,...
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    remove the spirit is to patch up the holes.
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    I talked about this at my MA interview and the examiners went crazy over it. Heh, spooky eyeballs.
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