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