Sekien notes it is the essence of the metal element and that “[austere people] can sense gold and silver in the night.”
He depicts the creature as gold koban coins funneling into the house of a person who is worthy of them.
- View the Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki online here: Konjaku 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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