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Akabōzu
Akabouzu by shotakotake-d4hjzdl.jpg
Information
Romanized Akabōzu
Kanji 赤坊主
Kana あかぼうず
Meaning red priest
Type Unknown
Places Niigata Prefecture,
Kyoto Prefecture,
Ehime Prefecture

Akabōzu (赤坊主, Akabōzu) is a yōkai from Japanese folklore.

Description

Akabōzu is a mischievous monster that steals bells in some tales and just stands in the distance holding a red lantern. It appears in Niigata Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture and Ehime Prefecture.

In media

  • There's a reference to Akabōzu in Kaoru Hanayama's story from anime and manga series of Baki The Grappler.

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References

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