A-Yokai-A-Day: Akaname

Filth-licker. That’s what today’s yokai’s name means. Filth-licker. How cool is that?

This disgusting little yokai isn’t so well-known, and doesn’t have much literature about it, but the general story is that it likes to hang out in dirty bathrooms and washrooms, licking up the filth and grime left around the place. I suppose it’s a good way to tell your kids to clean up after themselves: “Clean up, or the filth-licker will come!” I wouldn’t want to be around to see the hairballs this thing could cough up.

But I suppose you might be happy to have one of these nearby if a hyosube happened to visit your house the night before…



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