•About this Yokai•
Hitotsume Kozo (JP: "一つ目小僧" ) • Type: Yokai. • Related Yokai: Hitotsume Kozo + Tofu Kozo? • Date of appearance: 1st Night. • Description: A red cyclops boy offers Gonpachi a nice cup of tea...
[Ino Mononoke roku - Day 1/30 (part 2)]
In the story: While Heitaro was busy dealing with a large Hitotsume Nyudo (cycloptic monk) bursting through his wall. – His neighbour: Gonpachi was assaulted by a much smaller one... The Hitotsume Kozo appeared from thin air & offered him a cup of tea: “want some?” – Gonpachi refused and hid under his blankets, terrified. – The creature lulled it’s tounge at him. “Fine, more for me then!!!” it said, helping itself to all the snacks in his house. (After that, the invading yokai, more or less, left Gonpachi alone.)
"稲生物怪録" or "Ino Mononoke Roku" is a (supposedly, true?) story which takes place in Miyoshi, Hiroshima, during July of 1749 – in which 16 year old "Ino Heitaro" (& his friend Gonpachi) decide to play "Hyakumonogatari" (a game which involves telling 100 ghost stories.) as a test of courage to see which of them is the bravest! Soon after the two are visited by various ghosts, yokai and other supernatural phenomena, day & night for an entire 30 days!!! – [You can watch a telling of it here (with english subtitles)] – I'm going to try & gradually complete a yokai sticker for each day! – (Please note: I will be posting about them out of order & at my own pace.)
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!