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.
On day twenty three, Heitaro heard a great commotion coming from Gonpachi’s house. He went over to investigate.
All of the furniture, dishes, cups, and book were scattered about as if it was the aftermath of a big party. Oddly, though, Gonpachi was not home. Heitaro went inside to investigate.
In one area, the ceiling was sagging into the room. Heitaro poked it with his sword. The ceiling slid back up to where it should be.
That evening, a massive beehive larger than he had ever seen appeared above Heitaro’s bed.
The beehive began blowing colorful bubbles!
LOL! Now we know the yokai really have a sense of humor… BUBBLES!
P.S. Did they pick up after themselves at Gonpatchi’s house?
It would have been nicer if they’d sent the haunted broom after they had the party! Poor Gonpachi probably had to do all the cleaning himself. Maybe Heitaro helped?