•About this yokai•
Haimushi - 肺虫 - ‘lungworm’
a flying maggot said to live in the lungs 🫁 & intestine. if removed from the body it will eventually combust into a fireball and its host will die! cured with powdered Atractylodis root.
One of 63 ‘KanNoMushi’ 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!