This Yōkai is detailed in a 10th Century Poem in the Yamato Monogatari stating:
The creature takes the form of an old hag who liked to prey on pregnant women with the aim of feasting on the livers of their unborn children.1
- 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: over Publications, Inc.
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