Katakirauwa - 片耳豚 - ghost pig yokai sticker
Katakirauwa - 片耳豚 - ghost pig yokai sticker
Katakirauwa - 片耳豚 - ghost pig yokai sticker

Katakirauwa - 片耳豚 - ghost pig yokai sticker

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Katakirauwa - 片耳豚

A yokai from the folklore of Amami Ōshima island, Kagoshima Prefecture, described in [奄美怪異談抄] (Amami Kaiyidan Sho) by Yoshimori Ehara.

The malicious spirit of a pig with just one ear (or some other body part removed.) they cast no shadow an dare said to have a strong, unpleasant smell, like thick cresol, rubber or tar. Usually spotted in Amami city near city hall where most attacks where said to have happened in 1922. - The demon pig will try to run between your open legs: if they do, it will steal your soul painfully by biting onto your private area...

...To avoid that fate, cross your legs and watch out for strange pigs at night!! Not much else is written about this yokai but there are several variants to it from the area each with a different body part missing. one variant is the minikirauwa who are said have only two legs, they attack in groups.

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!