This creature is a type of atmospheric light in the form of a fire which can be seen to appear on the footpaths between different rice fields. These fires are said to be carried by the ‘Lord of Night.’ An idiom for this Lord of Night is ‘yoru no tono,’ and refers to foxes.1
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1. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.
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