•About this Yokai•
Madau - マダウ
its a large skull with crab-claw-horns on its head, fleshy legs sticking out directly from the bottom!!
• History and Early appearances•
The original was included in "妖怪尽くし絵巻" ["Yokai Zukushi Emaki"] - a picture scroll by an unknown author in the Showa period. 1929-1989, republished in the Yomato Koichi collection 2017.) - since the body parts appear to be a bit of a collage & where quickly copied from a different illustrations: it was most likely a Yokai which was drawn for the game of telling 100 ghost stories: “Hyakkumonogatari Kaidankai” - Sadly, no stories where included with the scroll: though its possible at one point in time people would know exactly what you where talking about from the illustration - Because there was no description included, we may never know the true nature of this yokai for sure.
Sticker Art by @Samkalensky (yo thats me!) - Part of my Night parade of 100 Demons - Yokai & Japanese folklore sticker collection, weather-resistant 4" Glossy sticker. Check my shop & follow @samkalensky for many more!