Shin Otogi Bōko

Shin Otogi Bōko

Shin Otogi Bōko

The Shin Otogi Bōko (新御伽婢子) is a 1683 collection of stories.

One of the stories within relates to the Buddhist monk Sōgen and his wicked deeds which led to him becoming the Yōkai Sōgen-bi.1

Footnotes

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

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