Greg Gunn

MM036 - Rokurokubi


MYTHICAL MONDAY 36 - Rokurokubi


“They always appear not very different from humans. The type whose neck stretch possess a neck that stretch and shorten very long. The origin of the word "rokurokubi" has several theories, including the possibility that it comes from the feeling of making pottery with a rokuro (a potter's wheel), the possibility that an elongated neck resembles a well's rokuro (the pulley for pulling up loads), or the possibility that an umbrella's handle seems to elongate when opening an umbrella's rokuro (the device used to open and close umbrellas), among other theories.”

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