Japan’s Behind a Waterfall Living, Prostitute Spider
Oh Japan! Even my friends who love you and visit you semi regularly, still seem entertained by how oddly cultural references and phrases translate. Usually I find it easiest (and often least accurate) to take the words exactly as they read! So if you want to skip the whole multi tiered societal structure, its oddly complicated aspect of paid companionship, and just feel the need to draw a spider hooker, I’m right there with you.
If however you are more interested in accuracy than I… here are your official descriptors:
- Lives or technically maybe just exists in Japan (see next point)
- Considered by some to be a ghost, demon or other troublesome spirit
- Considered by others to be a spider of at least 400 years of age (spiders gain magical powers on their 400th birthday duh!)
- Generally seen as a giant spider but can appear as a beautiful woman. (drawings often depict a combo to show the duality of the beast)
- Said to live behind waterfalls
- Drains life essence from its victims through a series of thin weblike threads, or uses same threads to simply drown victims
- Seemingly into human men, especially Japanese lumberjacks
Our Judge this round was my old buddy Ryan, it was on his office door in the old Playboy offices over a decade ago that this Mythical Beast Drawing game was birthed, and by his hand that jean shorts were first applied to a beast. So know he knows his beast when he says:
Oh my favorite if for sure #7!
It’s amazing, genuinely creepy, and oddly making me horny!
There you go! Fight it as long as you wish but know the judge’s word is law. And even though the contest is done we’ll always welcome new Jorogumo drawings for the archives! So draw on and remember, 25 beasts drawn earns you a shirt!