Dog Headed Oni

November 2011


"In general, oni are fearsome supernatural creatures, they have been described variously as guardians of Buddhist hell, demons who act as torturers there, carrying out the punishment given by the queen of hell to the convicted souls that find themselves being judged for the evil deeds in life.  Also as pranksters, devourers of human victims, hunters of sinners, and bringers of disease and epidemics."