This creature is said to live in valleys and take the form of human heads growing on a tree. They do not speak but laugh constantly, their laughter causing them to fall from the tree.
Similar creatures can be found in Journey To The West mentioning the Ginseng-fruit which looks like a human infant and that grows every 9000 years. Eating this fruit causes your life to be extended by 100’s or 1000’s of years.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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