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Chōchin-Oiwa
Shunkosai Hokuei Obake
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Romanized Chōchin-Oiwa
Kanji 提灯お岩
Kana ちょうちんおいわ
Type Unknown
Chōchin-Oiwa (提灯お岩, Chōchin-Oiwa) is a creature from Japanese folklore.

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Originates from a scene from the Kabuki play Yotsuya Kaidan where the vengeful ghost of Tamiya Oiwa emerges from a Chōchin Lantern to haunt her husband Iemon after being betrayed and horribly disfigured by him so he could marry the daughter of his wealthy neighbors.

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