Koshō – "小姓" - 'Pageboy'
• About this Mushi: a parasite with a baby-like face, & the beard of an old man, it has Sou'wester-like umbrella cap for blocking medicine, it can speak, and is is known to babble, it's favourite drink is sweet sake. It spawns in the abdomen between vital arteries…
• Cure: Unfortunately, its an incurable illness because it spawns between vital arteries, the book doesn’t seem to mention if the worm itself is fatal or not, but it does seems to imply a hopeless situation. At least if you’re gonna die you have a drinking buddy for however long you might have.
One of 63 ‘HaraNoMushi’ 疳の虫 (germ/parasitic Yokai) from the “Harikikigaki” 針聞書 or “the book of needles” - a tome about acupuncture & medical knowledge written in 1568 by a resident of Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
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! Please note: this one it does NOT come with the loop cut out.