•About this yokai•
Kowai - JP: 狐者異
A dishevelled ghost who’s constantly starving, it eats whatever it can get its hands on, it haunts the outside of restaurants. - According to ‘Ehon Hyakku Monogatari’ This yokais name is also the origin of the word ‘kowai’ [怖い] meaning “scary!”
The literal translation of his name is a bit closer to "strange fox person" so i guess thats why he has the strange ears, fangs & behaves like a hungry hungry hobo. - My friends tell me that supposedly he represented a greedy person who ate more than he needed in life and that he would even steal from others plates while they where eating!! He was so disliked that his spirit lingered continuing his bad behaviour. - in the original, hes about to destroy a travelling udon kart: I decided the sticker worked better if i just drew him eating already been chewed udon. yum yum!
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!