A-Yokai-A-Day: Ino Mononoke Roku, Day 28

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.

During the twenty eighth day, Heitaro heard the distant sound of shakuhachi being played.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, a huge group of mendicant monks appeared! They filed into Heitaro’s yard, his balcony, and every room until his whole house was filled with monks.

All day long the monks played their ear-piercing flutes. All night long too.

Poor Heitaro just lay in bed and closed his eyes…

Another sleepless night.

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