The book describes the creature as a fireball which appears near Hiraoka Shrine and floated to the nearby village. People believe it to be the soul of an old woman who likes stealing lamp oil from Hiraoka Shrine.1
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1. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.
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