In Sekien’s book it states that this entity is created through jealousy, meaning that a living person’s soul, when asleep, can detach from their body to enact mayhem and revenge. One of these creatures is detailed in the Tale of Genji.
- View the Gazu Hyakki Yagyō online here: Gazu Hyakki Yagyō 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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