•About this yokai•
Akaname (JP: 垢嘗)
Akaname are disgusting little red faced goblins-like yokai who delight in licking up dirt, bathtub grime & sludge with their long bumpy tounges. They appear in filthy restrooms at night when you are asleep. - Though it might sound helpful? – it is far from a maid: its presence actually amplifies the spread of disease (and that can draw in other more dangerous yokai that are associated with filth or general sickness.) – so, if you have a feeling you've seen one of these recently it is a reminder; better clean up! (👁👅👁)
• Early appearances & History •
it's yet another yokai featured in Gazu Hyakki Yagyo [画図百鬼夜行] (Toriyama sekien, 1776) - This yokai would also eventually inspire the pokemon known as "Likitung"
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!