Shokoku Rijin Dan

Shokoku Rijin Dan

Shokoku Rijin Dan

The Shokoku Rijin Dan (Stories of Common Folk – 諸国里人談) was an anthology published in 1743 and is known to have inlcuded tales relating to Yōkai.

One tales called ‘The Oil-Stealer’s Fire,’ relates a tale about the Abura akago.

There is also a later tale which talks of the Katawa guruma.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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