•about this yokai•
Uma-shika - 馬鹿
A mysterious horse/deer yokai from various "Hyakki Yagyo Emaki" picture scrolls. - said to have something to do with the kanji for "Baka" - "idiot" or “stupid" being the same as horse and deer.
–if you find yourself in the presence of friends who are suddenly behaving like morons: of course those idjits could just be "horsing around" but-- oh deer! -- Perhaps they've actually become possessed by this yokai: it could be a type of Tsukimono similar to Isogashii which causes people to misbehave dangerously like fools.
– In all of the edo period scrolls I’ve seen: its never actually illustrated below the legs. (many yokai are lacking a lower half leaving much to the creative imagination.) - I decided to be a bit un-creative for once and take the middle ground by not giving him a lower half/covering him with his cloak. —Sometimes It’s just a fools errand to over think these sorts of designs...
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