Greg Gunn

MM005 - Kasa-obake


MYTHICAL MONDAY 5 - Kasa-obake

Kasa-obake (Japanese: 傘おばけ?) are a mythical ghost or yōkai in Japanese folklore. They are sometimes considered a tsukumogami that old umbrellas turn into... They are generally umbrellas with one eye and jump around with one leg, but sometimes they have two arms or two eyes among other features, and they also sometimes depicted to have a long tongue. Sometimes, but rarely, they even have two feet, as depicted in the yokai emaki such the 'Hyakki Yagyo Zumaki.'

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