Drinking & Dragons


From Drinking and Dragons

Meaning “binding bride” or “whore spider”. According to legend, when a spider turns 400 years old, it gains magical powers.

The Edo period legend has it that a beautiful woman would entice a man into a quiet shack and begin to play a Biwa, a type of Japanese lute. While the victim would be distracted by the sound of the instrument, she binds her victim in spider silk threads in order to devour the unsuspecting person as her next meal.