Ever wondered about the origin of the Japanese Kirin or the waving Lucky Cat? If so, then this article by Matt Alt will amaze and astound with it's short yet concise descriptions of 10 of the best known Japanese mythical creatures, some of which you may have seen but never thought you'd understand. This great article sheds light on creatures both strange and strangely familiar, and the accompanying illustrations are a delight! Follow the link, read on and be glad you've never spotted one of these critters in your backyard.
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