Kuchibe Inu -くちばしいぬ - Beaked dog. [Yokai sticker]
Kuchibe Inu -くちばしいぬ - Beaked dog. [Yokai sticker]
Kuchibe Inu -くちばしいぬ - Beaked dog. [Yokai sticker]
Kuchibe Inu -くちばしいぬ - Beaked dog. [Yokai sticker]
Kuchibe Inu -くちばしいぬ - Beaked dog. [Yokai sticker]
Kuchibe Inu -くちばしいぬ - Beaked dog. [Yokai sticker]
Kuchibe Inu -くちばしいぬ - Beaked dog. [Yokai sticker]

Kuchibe Inu -くちばしいぬ - Beaked dog. [Yokai sticker]

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•About this Yokai•

Kuchibe Inu - くちばしいぬ - Beaked dog.

A puppy born with a bird like face.

• History and early appearances•

The original was from 怪奇談絵詞 (Kaikidan Ekotoba)a yokai picture scroll with pictures and descriptions of 33 yokai. The section it was included with has two illustrations, describing two yokai that appeared in the same area. – The description for Kuchibe Inu translates roughly as follows:

"During the Kanpo era (1741-1744), a dog in the Karajin-machi district of Fukuoka gave birth to a puppy with a face like a crow: the puppy ate rice and fish, but it died young."

I like the theory that because the puppy was illustrated with a ribbon around its neck: it was likely a pet cared for however short a time it was around. 😌

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!