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Mibudera Temple


Mibudera (壬生寺) is a Buddhist Temple.

The temple is related to the Yōkai spirit called Sōgen-bi, who was once known as the monk Sōgen. The monk is said to have stolen money offerings and lamp oil left at his temple, and after dying is punished in hell. His soul returned later as a mysterious blue fireball near the temple.1


1. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: over Publications, Inc.

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