Baku Picture

I painted this a while ago and found it whilst cleaning my room.

This is a Baku, they are groovy creatures from Japanese mythology. They are said to have the trunk and tusks of an elephant, the legs of a bear, the body of a tiger and the tail of an ox.

In myth, using the skin of a baku as a blanket is supposed to keep nightmares away, keeping a picture of one by your bed works for that purpose as well.

Baku have always been my favorite monster out of Japanese mythology...and there are tons to choose from.
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