In no Kameshaku - JP: "陰の亀積" - "Yin Turtle infection." -
•About this Mushi: a nasty fat turtle-like parasite with a hard gray body & blackened, red tipped limbs. it is covered in white worms draped all around its body. it lives in the abdomen and steals any and all the food the host eats - A while after they die It will crawl out of the host's corpse. (Scary!!! [Note: the book is vague on how exactly it kills them.])
• Cure: it can be cured gradually by adding Kochia to the host's diet. (a strong, bitter herb, typically used for treating dysuria (burning urination) & sometimes used as an anti-breast cancer treatment.)
One of 63 ‘KanNoMushi’ 疳の虫 (germ/parasitic Yokai) from the “Harikikigaki” 針聞書 aka “the book of needles” - a tome about acupuncture & medical knowledge written in 1568 by an unkown resident of Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
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!