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The Bakezōri (化け草履) or the “ghost-sandal”

1x1.trans The Bakezōri (化け草履) or the ghost sandal

Those strange footsteps you hear around your house at night might actually be today's#JapanLoverMeYōkai : the Bakezōri (化け草履) or the "ghost-sandal".

"APPEARANCE: Straw sandals, known as zōri, and other footwear that have been mistreated and forgotten by their owners can transform into a yokai called bakezōri.

BEHAVIOR: These sandal-shaped yokai sprout arms and legs, and a single, large eye in their centers. They run about the house at night, causing mischief and making noise. Bakezōri have a favorite chant, which they sing as they run about the house on their tiny feet:

Kararin! Kororin! Kankororin! Managu mittsu ni ha ninmai!
Kararin! Kororin! Kankororin! Eyes three and teeth two!

“Eyes three” refers to the three holes where the sandal straps are attached and “teeth two” refers to the two wooden platforms which are attached to the understand of Japanese sandals."

Illustration by: Little Miss Paintbrush

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Kasa-obake (傘おばけ)

1x1.trans Kasa obake (傘おばけ)

Our #JapanLoverMeYōkai for today is the Kasa-obake (傘おばけ) or the "paper umbrella ghost". It is commonly called as Karakasa.

"APPEARANCE: These silly-looking yokai are transformations of Chinese-style oiled-paper umbrellas. They have either one or two legs (upon which they hop around wildly), a single large eye, and a long, protruding tongue.

BEHAVIOR: The karakasa kozō is not particularly fearsome as far as yokai go. Its favorite method of surprising humans is to sneak up on them and then deliver a large, oily lick with its enormous tongue, although this is often traumatic enough. Caution is advised, however, as there are other umbrella tsukumogami which are dangerous to humans, and care should be taken not to confuse them with this more playful spirit.http://yokai.com/karakasakozou"

"Tsukumogami" are ordinary household items that have come to life when they have reached one hundred years old.

Illustration by: Little Miss Paintbrush

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