The Yōkai is depicted as a rather pampered woman. These creatures have rather elongated necks allowing their heads to move far away from their own bodies.
Sekien has chosen to use the Characters for ‘flying-head-barbarian’ for the name of this Yōkai, instead of the usual ‘potters-wheel-neck.’ The former relates to a different kind of Spirit capable of launching its head from its body.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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