A-Yokai-A-Day: Onihitokuchi” への4件のコメント

  1. That’s terrible! It’s a shame that the KIDNAPPER wasn’t eaten. I notice in a lot of Japanese stories that the… perpetrator let’s call him, often does not suffer true punishment. Or maybe he did?

    Another fascinating, and disgusting, story!

  2. That’s a common theme in folklore all around the world, but especially in Japanese folklore: women often get the worst end of every bargain.

    Historically, of course, the real Takaiko wasn’t eaten by an oni. She later became the empress dowager and mother to the emperor. So she turned out OK in the end.