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Baku Folklore Card
Baku Folklore Card

Baku Folklore Card

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Learn the legend and folklore of this creature, with detailed stories and information on the back of the card as well as a Divination, Oracle, or Fortune in case you decide to build your collection of these cards and want to make a custom deck. 

Divination/Fortune meaning:

Things can be a bit of a nightmare sometimes, but the clouds are parting and the stress of what once was is coming to a close. Nurturing forces want to come and protect you, be ready to let them in and show them respect. You can rest easy, in the knowledge that the worst is over and you're on the right track. Follow your gut. 


The Baku are supernatural creatures that are a popular part of Japanese folklore

Said to watch over humans and act as a guardian spirit . They feed on the dreams of humans – specifically nightmares . Evil spirits and yokai fear baku and flee from them, avoiding areas inhabited by them.Which is why this creature is also often featured in architecture, to ward off any evil from entering. Health and good luck follow a Baku wherever it goes. Which makes them an incredible important part of Japanese culture, and the representation of luck even today.

Over the years, specifically in anime and pop culture the depiction of the Baku has evolved and changed into more abstract concepts but traditionally The Baku is  made up of many different animal parts, an elephants trunk, rhinoceros eyes, an ox tail and tiger legs all with different representations that protect it against pestilence and evil.

The Japanese word Baku also refers to the tapir. The animal was named after its uncanny resemblance to the early 17th century drawings found. Ensure that you show the Baku the respect it deserves, and only call on it when your worst nightmares arrive and it will protect you and give you a good nights rest.


Measures 4.2 x 5.5 inches

❤Glossy front. 

❤ High quality printing, so it can be displayed or framed.