other anime fans just like you. The oshō of a nearby temple suspected that the woodcutter was "taken in by the jorōgumo mistress of the waterfall", and accompanied him to chant a sutra. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. When the tengu denied him the woodcutter ran towards the waterfall, where he was entangled by spider threads and disappeared into the water. Jorōgumo (Japanese Kanji: 絡新婦, Hiragana: じょろうぐも) is a type of Yōkai, a creature, ghost or goblin of Japanese folklore. [5], In yet another version, the woodcutter fell in love with a woman he met at the waterfall. Create lists for what you've seen & read, watch over 40,000 legal streaming episodes online, and meet The legend is thought to be the origin of the name Kashikobuchi or "clever abyss". She makes sticky threads within her body which she uses to strangle and take her prey. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jorōgumo&oldid=954823735, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 May 2020, at 13:58. [1], After that, people of the village dared not venture close to the falls anymore. And finally at a banquet, while drunk, he told the whole story. She said that her daughter had taken a fancy to Magoroku and invited him to her estate. He visited her every day, but grew physically weaker each time. Founded in 2001 as the first anime & manga recommendation database.

There, a 16- or 17-year-old girl asked him to marry her. Jorōgumo can also refer to some species of spiders, such as the Nephila and Argiope spiders. Go forth, and be embraced" ("arenaru ha tete ni temashimasu zo.

[7], Once, an eel that lived in the abyss visited the man Genbe and shapeshifted into a beautiful woman. Yukite idakare yo", あれなるは父にてましますぞ。行きて抱かれよ). Japanese-speaking entomologists use the katakana form of Jorōgumo (ジョロウグモ) to refer exclusively to the spider species Trichonephila clavata. Many years ago she was sealed away in the book by her own caretaker - the priest who defeated her monstrous mother but had no heart to kill the yokai child. Spider Women are a different class of monster to a Spider Man or in Japanese, Otokogumo, due to being a female version of a male monster. She tells the child she carries "Him there surely is your father. Translation : entangling bride; alternatively whore spider. xxxHOLiC: Tokubetsu-hen - inspired by Suga Shikao "Anata Hitori dake Shiawase ni Naru Koto wa Yurusarenai no yo".

These Youkai then lure handsome men into their homes before trapping them in webs and feeding on them. [1][7] The jorōgumo of Kashikbuchi was worshipped for warding off water disasters, and even now there are monuments and torii that are engraved with "Myōhō Kumo no Rei" (妙法蜘蛛之霊). As he was about to doze off, a woman in her 50s appeared.

The Jorogumo is a spider Youkai that is able to turn itself into a seductive and beautiful woman. The warrior sees through her ploy and, realizing she is a yōkai, strikes her with his sword, making her flee to the attic.

Later on, Mizuki and Suzuri embark on a short adventure to help their new yokai charge in finding her mom.

A Jorōgumo's monster form looks identical to its human form with the exception of compound eyes and a set of eight spider-like legs that protrude out of the now-segmented stomach. Now knowing that the woman was actually a jorōgumo, the woodcutter still persisted and tried to gain permission for marriage from the mountain's tengu. It has been known in Japan since ancient times. As he tried to go down to fetch his axe back, a beautiful woman appeared and returned it to him. She kills female musicians, takes on their likeness, and performs in clubs to feast and mate with unsuspecting males. She warned him that the jorōgumo of the abyss was going to attack her the next day. https://rosariovampire.fandom.com/wiki/Jorōgumo?oldid=27852. In modern-day Li'l Spider-Girl is accidentally released from the book by a young girl named Mizuki, and then is taken in by the current owner of the book - Suzuri. Habitat : cities, towns, rural areas, forests, and caves. The local legend tells of a man who rested beside the waterfall basin when the jorōgumo tried to drag him into the waterfall by throwing webs around his leg.

The male version of the Jorougumo is the Tsuchigumo. Already married, he declined, but the girl persisted. A Jorōgumo (Spider Woman) is a Japanese Yōkai, a Japanese monster with the Japanese spellings being 絡新婦, literally meaning "coterie", meaning "people who stay close together" or "a group of people or click", in kanji; in hiragana, it is じょろうぐも, with literally no exact meaning or translation but "Jiyoung", in Japanese Romanization, being "Ji ~yorougumo"; in other kanji, spelled as "女郎蜘蛛", literally meaning "maiden spider", in kanji, for "絡新婦", meaning "coterie" or "binding bride".

In Toriyama Sekien's Gazu Hyakki Yagyō, it is depicted as a spider woman manipulating small fire-breathing spiders. Relieved, he recalled how he drove away a spider two days before. The eel lost her fight with the jorōgumo, and Genbe died of insanity.[8]. Her appearance is very beautiful, and she uses it to mystify men and eat them. When fully transformed, their mouths turn to multi-joint mandibles and their face mold toward more angular in shape to fit the mouth. Appearance : In Japan, some spiders are known to possess amazing supernatural powers.

The Jorogumo is a spider Youkai that is able to turn itself into a seductive and beautiful woman.

Also like the spider, they have no problem crawling on their own webs without getting stuck. Anime-Planet is a site run by fans, for fans. One of these is the jorōgumo, known as the golden orb-weaver in English.

Genbe promised to help her, but the next day he got scared and shut himself in his house. Rosario + Vampire Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. [3], At the Jōren Falls of Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, allegedly lives the jorōgumo mistress of the waterfall. When fully transformed, their mouths turn to multi-joint mandibles and their face mold toward more angular in shape to fit the mouth.

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