The story concerning this creature related by Toriyama Sekien says that perhaps it comes from northern China as there are people there who bear a blue snake in their right hand and a red in their left.
He also says that in one tale it says she was the wife of ‘Jagoemon of Snakemound’.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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