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.
Twenty nine days! “How long will this continue,” thought Heitaro. The haunting showed no sign of letting up.
As Heitaro sat wondering what kind of surprise the spirits had in store for him today, an ill wind began to blow into his house.
And on the strange wind, something twinkling…
Sparkles, like tiny stars, floated in on the foul wind and spread throughout every room of Heitaro’s house. They lodged themselves into every crack and crevice.
Luckily, nothing was burned.
I’m starting to think that the yokai are wimps; these seem more like childish pranks. Whatever they have planned for Heitaro-kun, it had better be big!
Yep… although I think poor Heitaro going to be so numb (or tired!) that he won’t react to anything that happens!
ピンバック: Ino Mononoke Roku (index) | Matthew Meyer