•About this Yokai•
Kutabe - クタベ
“Hey...so uh... If you look at me, you will be able to get rid of that bad disease?”
its... *squints* ...Kutabe? – Better known as the ‘Hakutaku’ or in China as ‘Bai Ze’ - An all knowing beast who’s knowledge about yokai and the evils of the world surpasses all others... Like Amabie and others, his picture would be drawn and sold as a talisman to thwart disease and scare off bad yokai...
This one originates from a 1918 text book which dates the original image back to 1827 - Kutabe are more accurately said to be a variant of Kudan who was also popular at the time (1827–1829) - Toyama prefecture [where the hakutaku was said to have paid a visit.] ‘s airport obviously likes this version of him too because this statue was recently put up in the airport [last picture, 2020]
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! -(PS: i plan to eventually draw a "proper" hakutaku as well)