•About this Yokai•
"Basket Toad" • Type: Tsukumogami. (Object Ghost) • Related Yokai: Ōgama ("Giant Toads.") • Date of appearance: 12th at Night. • Description: a clothing basket has turned into a living toad.
[Ino Mononoke roku - Day 12/30]
• In the story: During the day, Heitaro noticed that the prayer cards which he had set up around the room had been marked with black inked graffiti! (not a good sign.) ...That same night: a Huge frog hopped out of his closet! it hopped around the room and then landed on top of sleeping Heitaro with a squishy -thud- Heitaro woke up to croaking and watched the large toad hop on his stomach for a moment: his eyes adjusting from sleep. Immediately, he recognized the red rope which is tied around its belly and his eyes rolled at the sight: "–*sigh*– ...it's just a Clothing Basket from the closet, it must have come to life thanks to the Ghosts..." - He then placed it back on the floor, holding the rope like a short leash so that it couldn't bounce anymore, Heitaro then rolls over and falls asleep without thinking more about it. The next day once he woke up: the basket was back to normal.
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