Yuki Onna photos

Yuki-onna (雪女, the snow woman) from the Hyakka...
Yuki-onna (雪女, the snow woman) from the Hyakka…

The yuki onna is a femme fatale of Japanese folklore. When travelers are lost or exhausted in the winter snows, the yuki onna (“snow woman”) appears to greet them — and they are never seen again.

/cue shivery music/

English: Painting of a Yuki-onna Found at: htt...
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yuki onna are always extremely beautiful, and they are icy cold to the touch. From what I’ve found, they usually appear in Heian fashion with long, dark, free-flowing hair — perhaps the better to whip about in the wild wind dramatically as she descends upon you. (Pieces pulling loose from a complex Edo hairstyle, say, would just be a bit embarrassing.)

My friend, the phenomenally-accomplished Amanda “Elemental” Irwin, recently did a photoshoot with with a lovely yuki onna, played by the lovely Sarcasm-hime (Maral Agnerian), and it’s amazing. They were each generous enough to allow me to share them with you.

While the yuki onna has only a passing appearance in Kitsune-Mochi, I have to say that these images made me wish I’d given her a larger part. We’ll see what happens during final revisions.

So, though I don’t do Wordless Wednesday well (far too wordy!), here’s a gallery of gorgeous for you.

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One Comment

  1. Gorgeous! I love things that are beautiful and deadly. (Love them from a distance, that is.)

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