Kishaku - 気積 - “Mood Infection”
lives in the stomach & makes its host crave Oily food. [...is what the museum exhibit says in person.] The book itself mentions that people infected with kishaku will become lustful with an increased sex drive. (it looks a bit like its wearing a nigiri sushi but it actually refuses to eat rice.)
Cure: If you can eat the belly of a tiger (or medicine made of it), you’ll be cured!
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!