Inugami - いぬがみ (犬神, "dog god/spirit"), like kitsunetsuki, is a spiritual possession by the spirit of a dog, widely known about in western Japan.
Inugami are one of the more tragic yokai. However, in descriptions of an inugami's appearance, it is said that they have a somewhat large patch of color around the size of a mouse, and they have split ends on their tail, and as they were a species of talpidae, their eyes cannot be seen, and moved in single file one after another.
- Access to a printer
- Colored cardstock:
Option A: Print directly on cardstock *
Colored cardstock (US letter-size or A4), 5 white sheets, 7 red sheets, and 1 dark brown sheet (or any 3 colors of your choosing).
Option B: The transfer method **
- 13 sheets of US letter-size or A4 printer paper.
- Sheets of large colored cardstock or chipboard *
- A glue stick or spray adhesive.
- Glue: (A strong glue stick, i.e. Pritt or Double Sides Adhesive Roller/Tap Runner) ***
- Ruler, Craft Knife (or scissors), and 2mm Embossing Stylus (scoring tool)
- Substitutes for the Embossing Stylus: A bone folder, butter knife, or a non-working ballpoint pen.
* Recommend: 270+ gsm thick paper on templates and 176 gsm thick paper on decoration..
** The Transfer Method
Print all templates on regular printer paper. Trim the templates to the approximate size, and then glue the trimmed templates to the heavy cardstock paper (or thin chipboard). Your printed templates will end up on the inside of the finished item. Make sure the templates are well bonded to the card.
Use glue with a fast curing time so you don’t have to wait for parts to dry before continuing.