December 31st, 2012

maze, baphomet, technomancy

Beware... the Namahage!

Namahage: On New Year's Eve, a demon-faced, fanged Japanese Krampus figure meant to scare children into behaving, appears to cull the lazy into making resolutions to be productive in the coming year. They are appeased with hospitality and rice cakes by parents, at which point, once frightened, or "scared straight", children are returned. ∞