- For the Shinto spirit of the same name see: Nozuchi (Shinto)
Another reference to the creature in the Shasekishū from 1238 says
the body is large, and they say it has neither hands, nose, eyes, nor feet. They say it has only a mouth, and that it feeds on human beings. The monk who died had studied Buddhism for the sake of honor and proft… His mouth was clever, but he did not have the eyes of wisdom, the hands of faith, nor the legs of righteous behaviour. And so he was reborn as this fearsome thing.1
- 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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