As it is been pointed out to me, I prolly need to ask specific questions and that will get me a faster response, but I have a ton, so I apologize in advance for my ignorance!
- I want my world to have a name that shows it is based off of Japan, but not a direct ripoff. I was thinking 'Nihon no Teikoku' but I don't think this is a correct way to say this. Is this okay or should I name it something different and what do you suggest?
- A character -named Hisako- is a spirit who guards an abandoned village deep in haunted woods infested by demons and malicious spirits. In her life, she was a Riftrunner -a part of my story that I may be able to explain later, if need be but I don't consider it important enough to mention for most of these questions- and she was a demon hunting priestess (an onmyōji, I think. I'm prolly wrong). She resides in a naginata and when angered, she transforms into an Onryō but changes back into a sweet, kind spirit. Is this accurate to Japanese folklore/mythology?
- The main character, Naraka, is a boy who lives in the village next to the haunted woods. He has red eyes with no pupil or iris, fangs ebony horns, nails, and toenails, and a tail. He's not a demon, but people of the village hate him, even though they let him live near them, on like, the outskirts of the village. They think he's a hanyō. Would they let him live so close to them, even if they think he's evil/bad luck?
- Hisako kind've raises Naraka, even though she's a spirit, and he's very much alive, for a number of years. Can this be done in compliance with Japanese folklore?