A-Yokai-A-Day: Ino Mononoke Roku, Day 8

This year for #ayokaiaday we are looking at the bizarre occurrences which took place at the Ino residence in Miyoshi, Hiroshima, during July of 1749. These occurrences all revolve around a young boy named Ino Heitaro. His story is collected in Ino mononoke roku, a collection of scrolls, books, and legends which collectively form the narrative of a supernatural phenomenon that took place 270 years ago.

Two of Heitaro’s uncles had heard of the problems going on at their nephew’s house. They stopped by to see if they could help on the eighth day.

The uncles and Heitaro discussed the apparitions and tried to come up with a plan of attack. However, while they were doing so three bales of salt suddenly flew into the house, hurled by some unseen force!

The salt bales danced about above their heads, spinning around the room and sprinkling salt all over the heads of the three men.

Then, a shoe was also thrown into the house! It danced about in the air too, until it finally rocketed away, leaving a hole in the sliding door.

The two uncles were amazed beyond belief. They ran away and didn’t come back.

2 thoughts on “A-Yokai-A-Day: Ino Mononoke Roku, Day 8

  1. Cowards. That couldn’t have as bad as the giant and the spear. Or the heads.. either one. I still feel this is a test; is there a princess at the end of the story? ;D

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