Sori no kanmushi - JP: ソリの肝虫 - 'Spine warping Liver Worm'
• About this mushi: a wicked worm that lives in the hosts liver, it stretches and painfully bites the hosts spine causing it to develop into a curved spine (severe scoliosis? Hunchback?) it does this because It likes spicy food. (I guess the spine is spicy, Who knew?)
• Cure: it can be cured with herbal medicine such as Mokkō & Byukajutsu. (Medicine made from the roots of thistles.)
One of 63 ‘KanNoMushi’ 疳の虫 (germ/parasitic Yokai) from the “Harikikigaki” 針聞書 or “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!