This creature is the spirit of a 1000 year old tree said to take the form of a black dog with no tail.
A big tree in China was cut down and inside a black dog was found. It was killed and eaten.1
- View the book online here: Konjaku Hyakki Shūi Online.
1. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.
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