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Ohaguro Bettari: Japanese Mythology by Wolf-Fram Ohaguro Bettari: Japanese Mythology by Wolf-Fram
From behind, an ohaguro bettari looks like a beautiful woman wearing a kimono – often a newlywed in her bridal gown. She appears usually at twilight outside of a temple, or occasionally inside a man’s own house, disguised as his wife. At first, her head is concealed, or turned away from any viewers. Any man struck by curiosity who comes closer to speak to her or to get a better look at her face will be surprised as she turns to reveal her face: an ugly, white, featureless dome slathered in thick makeup, with nothing but a huge, gaping mouth full of blackened teeth. She follows up this initial shock with a horrible cackle, sending the man running away and screaming in terror.
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PaintedKorpse Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS N ICE
I love how you portrayed her :heart:
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TwitchGlitchSleeve26 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what... the... Fucc... is that... Good art though, I like the kimono
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Opheliefy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this art piece so much. Amazing! I am a dummy! 
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FinalCylon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Student General Artist
I love the detail of the creatures appearance. It's really terrifying!
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fluffychickenpasta Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
((sounds like me 
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Gem-D Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely awesome!!! :heart:
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llamb-sauce Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Giving a whole new meaning to Traps
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supahblonde50 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It could cause me Nightmares!!!!!!!!
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Nuenue17 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh hey look it's Melena from Mortal Kombat 🤣 jk very cool and interesting.
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phantomblade88 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
And what happens if the man is dumb enough to stick around?
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:iconbeathyra:
Beathyra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Student General Artist
I guess she'll probably kill him (and eat him?). (That's just my theory)
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:iconphantomblade88:
phantomblade88 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
Well, there's a reasonable assumption.
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:iconbeathyra:
Beathyra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Well, yeah.
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:iconphantomblade88:
phantomblade88 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
To be honest, I was thinking the same thing.
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:iconbeathyra:
Beathyra Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Student General Artist
Oh, sure.Sweating a little... 
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happyguy1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
that's an interesting story does this monster have a weakness? 
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animatiSoulFire Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Better fix that hair our of your face lady, you wouldn't want
it to get caught in your beautiful smile C:
All jokes aside, beautiful work!
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
AWESOME!!!

Hiro hug.   
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AienmasArt Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome...
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WolfGrid Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
disturbing indeed :)
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WeirdSwirl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Professional General Artist
She is amazing ♥ 
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JJWS92 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel Pretty! Oh So Pretty!;P
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Rick-4F Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Wait what? She not going to eat the man? Where are those teeth for then?


But very nice work! :)
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chavezbg86 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018
I just googled this as well - it really is to just spook people. yokai.com/ohagurobettari/

The site (of course gotta believe it because it was on the internet) says no deaths attributed to it. I thought the same thing - surely those teeth are used for killing, right?

Just pranksters apparently.
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Princeps7 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2018
To scare you.
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:iconprithya-chan:
Prithya-chan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
creepy but nice
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lesserknowncallsign Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me so happy. This is my mood right now. I love how stark and slick it is, and I love how your lines are sketchy but still so clean. I have envy for all things this. Also so cute. 
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Guilty-10-Games Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Niiiiiiice!!!!
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Joey3155 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Hm... Hell, I'd still hit it.
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gutalalaman Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool contrast
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MetalPorSiempre Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the details on her obi, and her kanzashi.

This is really well done.
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Aphoticpassion Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oo damn love. 
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anime1999 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creepy yet cool
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PearlBord Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  New Deviant
Is that a slender in female, japanese viersion ? Well, of course not but for me that looks like a slender.
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MetalPorSiempre Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Slender might have been influenced by this myth.
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lazymonie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  New Deviant
I love this!!!
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PiersSlaveNivans Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely love this.
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