They are distinctive as frog-type men, with tortoise shell backs and a water-filled depression on the top of their heads. Spilling the liquid would cause them to lose their power. Known to prey on people, especially swimmers they would circle below and try to steal a person’s shiri–kodama, a type of life-force said to reside in the colon.
Their likes are said to be Sumo Wrestling and cucumbers.
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1. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: over Publications, Inc.
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