Bgwak! There’s really not much to say about today’s yokai. The basan is a ghost-fire breathing chicken. There’s no mention of what this actually does, being ghost-fire, other than looking pretty dang spooky.
I think this is one yokai I was required to paint. It fits right in with the Chickens of the World series, so it would almost be wrong not to mention it. Plus, I really like the idea of a ghost-fire breathing chicken. It’s similar to another one of my favorite monsters, the English cockatrice, a chicken with a deadly gaze that can kill people in an instant, or turn them to stone. Seriously, who comes up with this stuff??