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Hermit and her Jiang Shi by HowXu Hermit and her Jiang Shi by HowXu
This is a completion of one of my old sketch [link]

The hermit is Kaku Seiga from Touhou series.
The Jiang Shi with purple hair is Miyako Yoshika. The rest of the three are just some randomly drawn Jiang Shi since I felt that only one Jiang Shi would be too lonely for the scene.

For your information: 殭屍, Jiang Shi, the east zombie(wiki link:[link]:
Jiang Shi, like west zombie, is a living dead that arise from the grave. However, unlike zombie which could still walk like human, Jiang Shi joints are stiffen, so it moves around by hopping with arms outstretched. It come out at night and kills living creatures to eat their flesh, drink their blood and absorb their life force.

Originally, The word "Jiang Shi" was only to describe a stiffen corpse. As times pass by, more and more supernatural phenomenon somehow appeared. In a Fiction of Chin Dynasty, it describe Jiang Shi as 「白毛遍體,目赤如丹砂,指如曲勾,齒露唇外如利刃。」(Their body covered by white fur. Their eyes are as red as Cinnabar. Their fingers are like hooks. Their teeth were bared out of their mouth and they're as sharp as sword.... ). In 20 centuries, somehow the traits of western vampire were integrated into Jiang Shi as well. It sucks blood like how vampire do and the bite would cause the victim become a Jiang shi as well. (which might be the reason why the famous Hong kong's Jiang Shi movie series were translated as Chinese Vampire)

Notably, Jiang Shi could be controlled by putting a tailsman on their forehead.
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AlbinoFluttershy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
"殭屍"?
More like "殭屎" or "囧屎" :rofl:
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flandre495 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Those look similar to my OC Masumi XD
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RoboRolled Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Tsukasa from Lucky Star much? c:
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scorrius Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
daaaaaaaaaw
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work this is adorable. ^_^
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MewDoragon Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Ah so that's what Jun from Shaman King was doing.
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SadUnicorn Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww, i love it its soooo cute!
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ABXYZ09 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Very nice.
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Not-A-Guest Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Photographer
cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute.
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
so cute QwQ
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CutieKittie999 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww >w<
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Theedarkcorner Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question! What is that floating scarf-shaped piece of cloth around Kaku Seiga? I've always wondered what they are. I've heard them called "celestial robes" but it doesn't look anything like a robe. A robe is similar to a cloak, but with sleeves. Any information would be helpful :)

Cute Jiang Shi, by the way :D
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HowXu Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Well, the scarf doesn't seems to have a name in mythology. However, in real history, it is called "帔帛(Pei Bo)". Pei Bo first originated in Jìn Dynasty(265 - 420 AD). It became an enormous vogue in Tang Dynasty(618 - 907). You can find many women wear Pei Bo in many Tang Dynasty's painting and sculpture. Such as [[link] ], [[link] ], [[link] ].


In mythology, Pei Bo is only meant to beautify the celestials. In many Chinese Mythology painting, artists often draw Pei Bo on the heavenly figures for both males and females. Such as Chang'e, the goddess of the moon([link], Luo Shen([link] ), The seven fairy maidens of Heaven([link] ) Ne Zha (male celestial, [link] ) or even Tai Shang Lao Jun, The Grand Supreme Elderly Lord([link] ) .
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Theedarkcorner Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was extremely helpful, thank you, and thank you for all the links to such beautiful art! You're the best! :D

My favourites are Chang'e by Shi Yu and The Seven Fairy Maidens by Shi Dawei.
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HowXu Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
No problem. :)
I am very willing to explain anything that related to Chinese culture. I'm more than happy that more foreigner could know a little better about it's beauty and it's depth.:D
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aus741 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Cute
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Wolfbaloo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very cute!
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Thagyr Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So that's where the 'Hopping Zombies' that I see in games come from. I remember them from Ragnarok Online.
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ZeroZi Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
outstanding
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Rhiss Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
This is one more thing I enjoy. I still need to finish Ten Desires! It's easier than other Touhou games, but still SO hard for me!
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ArchangelWings Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh they're so cute! Determined Yoshika more so >w<
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Pan-AuraPuch Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SEIGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA XD
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